Star Wars: Episode 9 has been a troubled project before the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. With original director Colin Trevorrow and Kathleen Kennedy unable to agree on a script, they parted ways during pre-production. J.J. Abrams was appointed as director, having directed the original installment of the new trilogy. Someone that was plagued with unnecessary hate was Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
One of the things that irritated fans was the lineage of Rey’s parents. Kylo Ren claimed that her parents were nobodies. During an interview with MTV News, Rian Johnson was asked about his feelings if Abrams changes the lineage of Rey’s parents. “I’ve actually really enjoyed kind of sitting back, waiting to get my popcorn opening day and see how the thing turns out. I cannot wait,” Johnson said.
.@rianjohnson is just as excited for J.J. Abram’s #StarWars Episode IX as we are, and he tells us at #CinemaCon he hopes that the directors keep taking the universe to new heights: “I want him to do stuff that I wasn’t expecting him to do” pic.twitter.com/D7Jh5SqgeT
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) April 5, 2019
“Like I said man, I want to let go of all my expectations. I want to sit back. I want to be entertained. I want to be surprised. I want to be thrilled. I want him to do stuff that I wasn’t expecting him to do, and just go along for the ride. For me, that’s why I go to the movies, you know?”
While fans like to complain about The Last Jedi and Solo, many don’t understand that expanding a universe is going to take some seriously diverse changes. The hate that is going on with Star Wars is the same hate that people have with Star Trek: Discovery. You can be disappointed the a movie, but people complained that The Force Awakens was a rehash. Johnson tried something different and people still hated it.
It is possible that Kylo Ren was lying to Rey about her parentage. That is not a hard way to change the lineage thing. However, fans will ridicule that decision too. Star Wars fans are turning into DC fans. No matter what someone does, the fanboys will hate it and spend hours on their blog saying why you should hate it too.