What is needed to please Star Wars fans?
Many are clearly unhappy after The Last Jedi of Rian Johnsons has delivered a narrative film that many felt betrayed the iconic classic characters and themes of the franchise.
There is enormous pressure on JJ Abrams to end the saga and repair the split in the fandom, while threats to boycott Episode 9 continue to mess with the most hurt fans.
Reportedly, the director is dedicated to bringing back as many original and prequel trilogy characters and motifs as possible, but the first reaction to new photos and leaked storylines from the British sets is still clearly mixed.
The new photos show actors Oscar Isaacs and John Boyega, together with Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo and new Episode 9-star Naomi Ackie filming scenes in a weathered, deserted landscape.
Redditor 4LOM leaked Last-Jedi storylines in the past, with some important points being correct.
His last message says: "What we see is actually a reunion between Chewbacca and Poe & Finn, after the events of The Last Jedi the last of the resistance spread in one or the other direction over different systems, growing uprisings in the ground From the ground up, Poe and Finn, sent by General Leia, go from planet to planet and retrieve these young groups. & # 39;
"The small force we see in photographs, dressed in camo, is part of a paramilitary group led by Naomi Ackie & # 39; s character, who has been working with Chewbacca for months to create an internal resistance force. and has been described to me as smart and capable and has immediate chemistry with Mr. Dameron. She leads them back to their base of operations, where we are told that we get an exposition that deals with the total control that the First Order has . "
Responding to the leak, consensus among many commentators is that it would have been more credible if it came out before the photos were released. Now everyone has seen Finn, Poe and Chewbacca on a new planet with the character of Naomi Ackie, it is too easy to claim that this is a foreknowledge.
It is also accompanied by generally accepted beliefs that episode 9 must rebuild the rebels after being deconcentrated in The Last Jedi. Many fans seem to see the prospect with fatigue.
A trending opinion is that the idea of a large opening portion of the film surrendered to slowly rebuilding the resistance is neither exciting nor necessary and could have been dealt with in a few remarks or short scenes. Instead, the set-up that is shown in the new photo seems pretty big, if that is what is going on.
Comments are included; "If this is true, these scenes feel somewhat … irrelevant – a waste of screen time, because this could have happened in a short scene, but someone said that the scene Finn / Poe will be long." It makes me feel like JJ nothing juicy for these three and stretches their scenes. "
"This does not sound very good at all, and although I know TLJ was a disappointment for the Star Wars saga, I hope that some salvation is possible in this final chapter."
"I'm not sure I understand, even if I see it in the movie, it might just have happened / almost been completed as a plan by the time we're here." It's telling inefficient stories. "
As is increasingly the case, there are also completely opposite views and the observation that this simply extends the constitutions laid in the bridging strips.
"Good, I hope this is true." Grassroots rebellion is just the corner that Lucasfilm explored with Rebels and Enfys Nest, so it would be great to see how the ST embraces it. "
"Plus the grassroots stuff is in line with what has been set in the current arc of the Poe Dameron strip.The rest of Black Squadron has gone to planets in the hope of being able to get help from different systems."
Whether the leaks are correct or not, one thing is clear: it seems an almost impossible task now for everyone to unite the Star Wars fandom in a sort of harmonious accord.
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