Star Wars Story Writer “Disgusted” by Rian Johnson


Love or Hate ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, there have been a lot of strong opinions about the film and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ writer Gary Whitta is “disgusted” by Rian Johnson lived. Those who didn’t like the film only spit hatred towards the director, the “Star Wars” franchise, and some even went so far as to say that Lucasfilm should remake the film.

Now, new hope for those who wish to support Johnson’s vision has manifested in the form of Whitta. The writer said he fully supports what Johnson did with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” even though the choices made in the film don’t match what he would have done.

Here’s what Whitta had to say about the situation when asked about the negative response the film received from fans of the franchise:

“I think what you mean by that when you say ‘the fans’ is actually ‘a very loud minority of fans.’ Look, I wouldn’t necessarily have made all of the choices that Rian made because I’m not not the same person or writer or fan as him, but I respect, admire, appreciate and support every choice he made. The film he wrote is much braver, more mature and more empowering than I could have I never got to write it. I suspect I would have written a more fan-service oriented movie that would have appeased some of that boisterous minority but ultimately would have been a less important and less important movie because of it. am disgusted with the treatment Rian received, he’s not only one of the most talented filmmakers working today, but one of the nicest people you could hope to meet in any field , and he and the movie he did deserve much better.

Love or hate the movie; that’s what Lucasfilm signed on to and it allowed the studio to take the franchise in new directions. These might not be the directions some fans wanted, but it opened up the world while also helping serve as bookends for the Skywalker Saga.

Whitta isn’t the first to defend Johnson with even Yoda himself, Frank Oz, not understanding the backlash.

Do you agree with Gary Whitta on the negative reaction towards Rian Johnson about what he did with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Comic film

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