Since Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out in 2017, the varying opinions of fans have been made clear. People either loved it, hated it, or fell somewhere in between. However, there are some fans who have decided they want a remake. They want this The Last Jedi remake so badly that they are raising money for it.
Behind ‘The Last Jedi’ Remake
So, the people, or “producers”, behind this remake have pledged to cover the budget. They even made their mission for this movie explicit on their website:
This is a campaign to provide Disney an opportunity to course correct with the Star Wars franchise. The fans are completely divided and the core goal of Star Wars has been abandoned. The goal is to not make one half of the fandom happy over the other, it is to make a film that the fandom in general as a whole enjoys.
This campaign has gained some traction on Twitter, and even from Rian Johnson (perhaps sarcastically). The movie in question’s director shared some laughs with the rest of us over this ordeal. It seems Rian is most excited for the possibility of a Star Wars: The Last Jedi remake:
please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/mNpSjgovax
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018
Although this film is unlikely, it has shown to bring a lot of creativity. Creativity such as this fan-made movie poster shared on Twitter! Check out Luke’s abs, and the subtitle “A Film By a Bunch of Dudes From the Internet.” Now this has got to be good.
My teaser poster for the Last Jedi Remake is now up in the shop. Poster done, now all we need is a script, a cast, the rights, a director, money, and talent. https://t.co/PhEdA1CHYY #RemakeTheLastJedi #JulyTheSecondBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/j8VczWNHX4
— Fernando Reza (@frodesignco) July 2, 2018
Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, responded to this epic fan-made movie poster.
It kind of speaks for itself, doesn't it?
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 3, 2018
Why Make a Remake?
These “Dudes From the Internet” have some reasoning behind their apparent need for a different version of TLJ. They say their needs are based on caring about the characters, and where their stories go. They believe the latest Star Wars movie consisted of poor storytelling. These fans think they can do the storyline justice, along with your support. Here’s some of their reasoning:
The hero archetype’s of the original films is what made these so great, it made characters that everyone could relate to regardless of their background and beliefs. No longer having this core element along with poor storytelling, has made the franchise divisive and in disarray.
Yeah, this is a lot to take in. Let’s just enjoy the discussions and swarm of opinions that this remake has brought. Will you add your support and make a pledge? Or will you sit back and watch how this mission of passion plays out? Let us know your thoughts on The Last Jedi, and if a remake is necessary. Oh, don’t forget about the parody poster, and those abs!