AceShowbiz - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson took to Twitter on Thursday, June 22 to mock a campaign for his film remake by an account called "Remake The Last Jedi". The people behind the account are the fans of "Star Wars" movies who dislike the eighth installment of the popular franchise. The fans wrote a statement about having their own producers team who are willing to finance the remake.
"Our team of producers is offering to cover the budget for a remake of The Last Jedi in order to save Star Wars. Share this and spread the word to let @RobertIger & @Disney know you want this! This isn't a joke, we're ready to have the convo now! #RemakeTheLastJedi #StarWars," the fans tweeted.
This got Johnson's attention as he retweeted the tweet and wrote, "please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please."
please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/mNpSjgovax— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018
Some Twitter users commented on Johnson's response by sharing their own opinions about the movie. "Some treat the original trilogy like it was the New Testament. Anything that isn't 100% fan service will just be sacrilege to them. 'The Last Jedi' essentially paints their messiah Luke as a flawed human. It muddies the pseudo-religious Jedi lore and the good vs evil narrative," one individual wrote.
"I felt like it was a good show of balance. Kylo Ren is a powerful Jedi/Sith from an elite family with tons of training and has to constantly train and Rey is the balance: a nobody with natural talent who just picks it up and learns being a Jedi is not all it's cracked up to be," another one added.
Meanwhile, there's also one who disagrees with the positive reviews. "Sounds like a phenomenal idea. You could film a steaming pile of s**t and it would be better than TLJ. Maybe people will go see the next star wars story movie. Oh wait, they are all on hold because of that garbage you gave us," a hater mocked Johnson back.
The 36-year-old actor was surprised by the statement. "Yo I'm very confused as to what your goal is here. You literally want to spend 200 million dollars remaking the last Jedi? And someone is giving you that money? I don't get it," he wrote.
Yo I’m very confused as to what your goal is here. You literally want to spend 200 million dollars remaking the last Jedi? And someone is giving you that money? I don’t get it.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 21, 2018
Rogen then went on asking how they get the investors to remake the movie. "How did you get investors without a script or stars or director or legal ability to make this movie? Those have been important elements in the past," asked the actor.
"It's a pretty solid brand so that's how the investors know they'd have a good shot at making money. To get the legal rights we would need a meeting with @Disney which would require getting their attention, we got yours didn't we?" the fans replied.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was a critical hit and grossed over $1 billion worldwide.