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Will A Fan-Fueled Petition Remove ‘The Last Jedi’ From Star Wars Canon?

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If you’re a Star Wars fan, you likely have some strong opinions on their latest release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If so, you are not alone. A passionate Star Wars fan created a petition to Disney to remove the film from the official canon. Surprisingly, it received over 100,000 signatures in less than nine months. Here’s why:

A Commonly Held Argument

Henry Walsh posted a petition on Change.org asking Disney to remove Star Wars: The Last Jedi from the official canon. In his petition, Walsh says, “Episode VIII was a travesty. It completely destroyed the legacy of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi. It destroyed the very reasons most of us, as fans, liked Star Wars.”

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Though this may seem like a far-fetched request to America’s most powerful entertainment conglomerate, it comes as no surprise. Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes for the film hovered around 46%, a poor sign for The Last Jedi.

Luke Skywalker In The Last Jedi

The reasons listed in Walsh’s petition were justified by Skywalker’s limited appearances in the film and his disappointing final scene. Fans also criticized his out of character pessimism at the beginning of the film.

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Skywalker’s death, in which he dissolves into the Force after a stalemated attack led by Kylo Ren, seemed to fans to be an unjust death for their beloved hero. Many of the comments on the petition claim this final scene was “terribly written” and “a poor send-off” for Skywalker.

Will Disney and Lucasfilms Take Action?

Though Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to comment on the backlash for Episode VIII, Director Rian Johnson told Entertainment Weekly, “I was terrified [of writing the scene]. It was a growing sense of dread when I realized this was going to make sense in that chapter.” He seemed to empathize with fans who were upset but argued that the ending was best for the saga to continue with new characters.

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Johnson stated, “It’s because [the fans] care about these things, and it hurts when you’re expecting something specific and you don’t get it from something that you love… I don’t take it personally if a fan reacts negatively and lashes out on me on Twitter… It’s my job to be there for that.”

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Did You Ever Notice These Actors Were Replaced On Your Favorite Shows?

The thing about television shows—especially long-running ones—is that they’re on the air for years at a time. Actors grow and develop, seek new opportunities and, as it relates to the younger among them, go off to college. It’s a perfectly natural thing that directors and producers regularly have to deal with, often through recasts and plot twists. One actor’s decision to quit a show can send shockwaves through a script, and fans are always along for the ride. Other times, minor characters are replaced and certain viewers might not even notice. Here are the television actors who were replaced like it was nothing—some of them are sure to surprise you.

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The Most Eccentric Demands Actors Have Slipped Into Their Contracts

Contrary to popular belief, being a Hollywood actor is a tough job. Yes, it often comes with perks that most people could only dream of—but when it comes down to it, getting in the right takes on set requires long hours of tireless work in often difficult circumstances. As such, when actors move their way up the food chain, they allow themselves to negotiate more than just compensation. The various demands actors slip into their contracts range from practical to outright hilarious. Read on to learn about wackiest things actors have demanded in order to agree to take a role.

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DCEU’s Batman Movie Has Changed Its Name

The DC Extended Universe has gotten off to a rocky start. Thanks to tonal issues, directors leaving projects left and right, and significant studio interference, it's hard to tell which reports about the upcoming slate of films are reliable. Despite being one of DC's top properties, even the upcoming Batman movie has struggled to find its feet. Though it has...

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