I know fan toxicity is at an all-time high, especially on the Internet right now, but can every fan be that way? Is all of Star Wars fandom jaded regarding Disney and the new lease on life that they have given Star Wars? Does everyone really hate the sequel character and Rian Johnson for his take on a Star Wars film?
If you read social media, they answer to most of these questions would be a resounding “YES”. But is that the truth? Do most fans really hate the state of Star Wars right now?
Judging by the overall reception of Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019, I would say that fans that complain about the new films, are in the minority. They just holler louder than others.
The video embedded above, showcases fans at Celebration Chicago, as they watched the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker for the very first time. Take notice of each time they gasped, or clapped in unison. It is at the very times, some of the loudest fans on social media say that they hate.
You be the judge… but just remember the fan reaction to this trailer, and try to put yourself in your 8-year-old shoes again. It seems some people can do that better than others.
About Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
The cast includes Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).
Release is scheduled for December 2019.