Star Wars: The Last Jedi received a surprisingly negative response from some fans. The film still made over one billion dollars at the worldwide box office, but a vocal minority felt The Last Jedi had somehow disparaged the Star Wars movies that came before it. At some point, we really need to have a discussion about fan entitlement. That’s because it reached a new height of absurdity this week when a group came forward to remake The Last Jedi…and they offered to cover Disney’s production costs. Obviously, this is never going to happen. But today’s Nerdist News is all about our favorite reactions to the would-be remake of The Last Jedi.
Join host and the penultimate Jedi, Jessica Chobot, as she dives into the occasionally hilarious responses to the proposed remake of The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm veteran Pablo Hidalgo had perhaps the sickest burn.
Encyclopedia Britannica senior editor Erik Gregersen embraced the absurdity of the remake by suggesting outlandish restrictions that could be placed upon it.
If I had $200 mil to remake Last Jedi, I’d hire Rian Johnson to redo it under absurd constraints like The Five Obstructions. Kylo Ren played by a different actor in every shot. Special effects only done in tech available in 1933. Poe Dameron always offscreen.
— Erik M. Gregersen (@erikgregersen) June 21, 2018
But the person who seems to want the remake to happen more than anyone is none other than The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, who took the attack on his work with remarkably good humor.
please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/mNpSjgovax
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018
More of the most notable responses are in the video. There’s plenty of humor to be mined here. Although if someone really does have $200 million lying around, we would hope it goes to a good and worthy cause.
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