Angry “Star Wars” fans have been up in arms over “The Last Jedi” since it released in December, so much so that one group claims it’s going to remake it.
A website called “RemakeTheLastJedi.com” and corresponding Twitter account popped up in June, purporting to be created by a group of producers who mean to make a new version of “Episode VIII.” Of course, people can pledge money on that website. Supposedly it has raised more than $22 million as of this writing — but claims that the cost of actually making the film will be covered by the unnamed producers behind it.
Director Rian Johnson responded on Twitter to the Remake account, and in keeping with his recent attitude in responding to the worst “Star Wars” fans and their online activities, he was appropriately cheeky. “Please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen,” Johnson wrote.
please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please ?????????????????????????? https://t.co/mNpSjgovax
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018
It’s the latest step made by a cabal of awful “Star Wars” fans, who have petitioned to have “The Last Jedi” thrown out of the “Star Wars” canon. Those fans are mad about several different things, including the movie’s treatment of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), but also contains (or is made up of) a contingent of fans who are mad about the “social justice warrior” tack the recent movies have taken.
Specifically, bigoted “Star Wars” fans have complained about the new series’ women leads, Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), and about its black male lead, Finn (John Boyega). For all the complaints about story, the vocally angry fans trying to get “Star Wars” changed have harassed the films’ stars, apparently driving Tran off social media service Instagram.
Johnson responded to Tran’s leaving the social network earlier this month, as did Hamill. Johnson called those fans “manbabies” on Twitter, and Hamill supported Tran with a tweet and photo of his own, ending with the hashtag, #GetaLifeNerds.