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Star Wars Canon

13 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney

Petition for Disney to remake The Rise Of Skywalker

There is a disturbance in the force. J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio and Kathleen Kennedy will go down in history for ruining the Star Wars franchise with the horrible decisions they made when creating the Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars fans have waited since 1983 for a fitting cinematic continuation of the franchise, we've been invested in characters that were haphazardly used in the Rise of Skywalker. The final chapter of the Skywalker saga introduces so many plot holes, rushed scenes, a poor storyline, no overarching plot, no moral dilemma or tension, uses poor cinematography and just typical special effects. Characters we have come to love such as Chewbacca, Poe, Finn, Rose Tico, and Leia were sidelined or horribly misused. In place of any meaningful explanation of the force, a fantastic storyline for our heroine Rey, and powerful message for generations to come, we are left with too many questions, a story about two families that are intrinsically linked, meaningless information with no emotion behind it, an unsatisfying mess that has no real resolution for fans of the Star Wars franchise. This movie garnered a 55% Rotten Tomatoes score, while the final episode of the Mandalorian achieved a rare 100%. It is in our view The Rise of Skywalker should have been an amazing film filled with drama, romantic tension, mythology, and cutting edge special effects. Instead we were given a mediocre series of scenes that at times left us wondering what was even going on. The original trilogy left us with a feeling of magic, a sense of wonderment about the force. This movie trivialized the mythology behind the force and instead led us on a wild goose chase for an artifact that has no real bearing on the entire story arc of all nine films. This petition is to ask Disney to reconsider the current version of The Rise of Skywalker as canon and remake the movie with a different director and production team. If Disney's mission is "to entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies that make ours the world’s premier entertainment company" then Disney will redeem themselves by remaking The Rise of Skywalker with a movie that not only provides fan service, but a meaningful story that will inspire generations to come: a piece of cinema worthy of handing down from generation to generation.  

Star Wars Fan
18 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to Disney, LucasFilm, Lucasfilm Story Group

Declare EG-05 Jedi Hunter Droid canon

On April 25, 2014, the Lucasfilm Story Group announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe (now known as Star Wars Legends) was officially non-canon to the rest of the Star Wars universe. This upset a multitude of fans--myself included--who had grown attached to this material. The most we can hope for currently is the slow reintegration of beloved characters into the current canon, and even then, many of them would lose the extensive backstories their fans loved. It would feel like a tremendous victory if the fans could bring at least one old, neglected character into the canon. This would be even more significant if the character in question were one that had been non-canon since its debut. Without further ado: The EG-05 Jedi Hunter Droid from Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels, a video game released for the Nintendo Wii console in 2008. EG-05's story is as follows:Built in a secret Separatist droid factory, the EG-05 Jedi Hunter Droid was engineered to slaughter Jedi using dexterity, two lightsabers, and a powerful blaster built into its hand. Anakin Skywalker broke into the factory and discovered, dueled, and destroyed the droid. The EG-05 Jedi Hunter Droid would be a beneficial addition to the universe, as well as a harmless one, for the following reasons: As presented above, the droid has very little backstory or involvement with any central plot; it would be simple to implement. It existed during the Clone Wars, an era that is currently having very little content added to it. As such, it would not stifle the creativity of the writers who create new Star Wars lore. Fans of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series (2008-2014) would be ecstatic that a villain was added to this part of the story. The declaration of this droid's canonicity would raise awareness of it, which could dramatically increase its popularity. EG-05's vibrant color scheme and dual lightsabers lend themselves to merchandising. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels video game and Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series both reach their 10th anniversaries later this year. This would be a marvelous way to celebrate! Pablo Hidalgo from the Lucasfilm Story Group called EG-05 "a necessary inclusion" in his review of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels. I couldn't agree more. It would be incredible for this hunter to officially become a participant in the mainstream Star Wars legacy--even if it was dismantled by its first target within minutes of its birth. Video reference of the EG-05 Jedi Hunter Droid in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HrHFVstSjo&t=0m37s Sources:http://web.archive.org/web/20081207002039/http://starwars.com:80/games/videogames/news20081111.html

Lee Thompson-Kolar
139 supporters