Angry Star Wars Fans Petition to Cut Last Jedi From Canon
Posted 2017/12/19 0 0
"Episode Eight was a travesty," the petition called "Have Disney strike Star Wars Episode VIII from the official canon" reads.
The new petition to remove The Last Jedi from the official Star Wars canon comes from Henry Walsh from Atlanta, Georgia, who feels that Rian Johnson has ruined the Star Wars franchise. Given that the movie has made so much at the box office already, this plight seems a little on the unfeasible side, but to its credit, it has amassed 7,000 signatures at time of writing.
Walsh loaded the petition's description with spoilers for Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.
"Star Wars has long been a story about two things, the Jedi and Luke Skywalker," Walsh wrote. "After over 260 novels where we could follow the adventures of that great hero you, the Walt Disney Company decided to strike all of that from the official canon and wiped out three decades of lore. We were excited to see Episode VII to see how our heroes lives turned out since you took away what we knew. We saw the death of Han Solo, we saw less than a minute of Luke Skywalker."
Clearly a fan of Mark Hamill's character, Walsh was infuriated to see the creative decisions for Luke in the latest film, prompting the word "travesty" in his review. "It completely destroyed the legacy of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi," Walsh wrote. "It destroyed the very reasons most of us, as fans, liked Star Wars. This can be fixed. Just as you wiped out 30 years of stories, we ask you to wipe out one more, the Last Jedi. Remove it from canon, push back Episode IX and re-make Episode VIII properly to redeem Luke Skywalker's legacy, integrity, and character.
"We stuck by you when you did things that hurt us before, so we ask you now, please don't let this film stand," Walsh said. “Don't do this to us. Don't take something so many of us loved so much and destroy it like this. Let us keep our heroes."
The Last Jedi is directed by Rian Johnson and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac and the irreplaceable Carrie Fisher, who passed away in December last year. Check it out yourself here!