Rian Johnson

Love or hate ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ there have been a lot of strong opinions of the film and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ writer Gary Whitta is “disgusted” at what Rian Johnson has gone through. Those who have disliked the movie have done nothing but spew hatred towards the director, the “Star Wars” franchise, and some have even gone so far as to say that Lucasfilm should remake the movie.

Now, a new hope for those who wish to support Johnson’s vision has come forward in the form of Whitta. The writer has come forward to say that he fully supports what Johnson had done with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ even if the choices made in the film don’t match what he would have done.

Here is what Whitta had to say about the situation when asked about the negative response the film received from fans of the franchise:

“I think what you mean by that when you say “the fans” is actually “a very noisy minority of fans.” Look, I would not necessarily have made every choice that Rian made because I’m not the same person or writer or fan that he is, but I respect and admire and appreciate and support every choice he did make. The film he wrote is far braver and more mature and more challenging than I could ever have written. I suspect that I would have written a more fan service-driven film that would have appeased some of that noisy minority but ultimately would have been a lesser and less important film because of it. Frankly, I’m disgusted by the treatment that Rian has received, he’s not just one of the most talented filmmakers working today, but one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet in any walk of life, and both he and the film he made deserve far better.”

Love or hate the film; it is what Lucasfilm signed off on and it allowed the studio to take the franchise in new directions. They might not be the directions which some fans have wanted, but it opened up the world while also helping serve as a bookend to the Skywalker saga.

Whitta isn’t the first to stand up for Johnson with even Yoda himself, Frank Oz, not understanding this backlash.

Do you agree with Gary Whitta about the adverse reaction towards Rian Johnson about what he did with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Comic Book Movie