JJ Abrams has slammed “Star Wars” fans who didn’t like “The Last Jedi,” telling Indiewire, “If you are someone who feels threatened by women and needs to lash out against them, you can probably find an enemy in ‘Star Wars.'”
“‘Star Wars’ is a big galaxy, and you can sort of find almost anything you want to in ‘Star Wars,'” he said in the Friday interview. “You can probably look at the first movie that George [Lucas] did and say that Leia was too outspoken, or she was too tough,” he added, referring to “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
“Anyone who wants to find a problem with anything can find the problem. The internet seems to be made for that.”
The director/producer admitted he’s no stranger to passionate and vocal fanbases expressing their feelings. “I think everyone is going to have their point of view,” he said. “Certainly something I discovered early on in the ‘Star Wars’ world, is that you’re going to have an incredibly passionate and vocal fanbase, and they’re all going to have a lot of specific opinions.”
TheWrap’s Phil Owen weighed in on the issue last year, saying that 2017 ruined the “Star Wars” discourse.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is currently playing in theaters.
15 Best Stories Ever Told in the 'Star Wars' Universe (Photos)
There are more “Star Wars” stories than even you can imagine, even if you think you can imagine quite a bit. These are the best ones
With 40 years of movies, TV shows, comics, video games, novels and reference books, you'd be hard-pressed to ever run out of stories to read about the "Star Wars" universe, past and present. It's a big universe out there, and every story told in it is connected to all the others. Big stories are told as many different smaller ones, and small stories are told as chunks of a bigger picture.
These are the best chunks, big or small, in the history of the "Star Wars" universe.