Star Wars Canon
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, LucasFilm, Bob Iger, JJ Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Walt Disney, Ram Bergman
Walt Disney Company: Keep Star Wars The Last Jedi As Canon And Thank Rian Johnson!
To whom it may concern, A fringe group of Star Wars fans have been hating on the newest film in the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi. These ‘fans’ even had the nerve to make a petition to have The Last Jedi removed from Star Wars canon, although the man who created the petition has since taken a less extreme position on the matter. I’m making this petition for the fans who loved The Last Jedi, the majority of fans, the ones who always get overlooked. Not only did critics love the movie, and rightfully so, but 76% of fans, according to Google, also enjoyed the movie. The Last Jedi has also received 7.6/10 stars on IMDB at the point in time that this petition was written. What do fans love most about this particular Star Wars movie? SPOILER ALERT Essentially the whole damn thing! This movie takes risks! It has strong and diverse leads and characters that aren’t one dimensional. We understand these characters and our heart strings are tugged by their decisions. Luke is shown as imperfect but Master Yoda teaches him that imperfection is part of what being a good teacher is really about. Rey learns the true nature of the force by being brave enough to understand the dark side, yet intelligent enough to realize of the loneliness that the dark side offers. This is something that took Anakin his whole life to understand. Rey’s realization of this is beautiful and demonstrates what an incredible Jedi she is. Luke is AMAZING at the end of the movie when he fights Kylo Ren! The scene could not have been done better. From echoing Obi-Wan to showing Kylo how powerless he truly is in the face of hope, that scene may just be Luke’s greatest. The characters of this movie feel so real it’s truely a marvel that some of them are the same characters that we were introduced to in episode 7. Another beautiful thing that we got to see in the film was Fin’s eyes being opened to the truth of the wealthy and powerful in the galaxy as well as his falling in love with Rose. And don’t even get me started with how epic Leia (RIP Carrie Fisher) was throughout the movie, from using the force in space to being the spark for the rebels once again. These rich characters made this Star Wars movie one of my favorites (although I really do love them all), but what had an even stronger impact on me in this movie was the study of the force. A lot of Star Wars fans love the Stoic/Zen philosophies that are a part of the force. The chance to see some of the origins of the Jedi as well as some legendary parts of the galaxy where the force is in balance was amazing and something that I had always wanted from a Star Wars movie. In conclusion: I may not be the best writer and I’m certainly not the most qualified person to defend this movie but I loved it and I know that a lot of fans loved it too. There were a huge number of characters and plot points that I didn’t mention for the sake of time. I mean how awesome was the death of snoke!? And how cool is Poe!? This movie is a masterpiece in my opinion and I can’t thank all of the people who made it enough. The reason why I named this petition what I did is because Rian Johnson is the person who’s name was being defamed by the fringe group of fans that hated The Last Jedi. But the truth is that I want all of the people involved in the making of this movie to be allowed by Disney to keep doing what they’re doing. My ultimate hope is that Disney ignores the haters and continues with the fearless storytelling that was used in The Last Jedi as well as in Rogue One. To the haters... you do not want to hate on this movie, you want to go home and rethink your life. Help me Rian Johnson, you’re my only hope lol. May the force be with you all! Sincerely, an old hermit living in solitude on Tatooine.
Petition to Lucusfilm , The Walt Disney Company
Make Solo 2 Happen
In May of 2018 Star Wars fans got to witness the story of a young Han Solo and his adventures through the galaxy. Sadly the film only made 392.9 million at the box office which means many fans didn’t get to see this great Star Wars film. This made Lucusfilm come to the decision to slow down the production of Star Wars spinoffs. This would sadly mean no sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story. The problem is many Star Wars fans love this film. Between the poor marketing, the backlash to The Last Jedi and the bad release window the film did not make much. We believe that if a sequel was made with the right marketing and release window it could be a great film with immense value. Solo set up so many plot lines such as the return of Maul that we would all love to see unfold in Solo 2. Please Disney and Lucusfilm, make it happen.
Petition to Lucasfilms
A Zam Wessel Star Wars Spin-off
In a world riddled with unneeded Star Wars spin-offs, lucasfilms has been depriving the Star Wars community of a bloody gold-mine of interesting storylines and content that would both build the world and develop an entirely new combat system, and possibly expand on the (expectedly) intricate inter-galactic economy the Star Wars universe has to be built around. With interesting side characters like the mysterious Boba Fett, to more obscure characters like the likes of Zam Wessel and (though not technically a bounty hunter, but a still interesting criminal) Cassie Cryar, the interesting intergalactic cultures and personalities molded by such things can finally be showcased front and center. Maybe not a movie for even particularly the hunters in question, but really any form of content expanding on the crimes and lives of such interesting characters could possibly save the mistakes in both world building and character-development by the ever-so-infamous prequels. Just sign this im doing this for a bet
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
Petition to Kathleen Kennedy
Have "Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base" put into the official Star Wars cannon
“Undercover Boss: Star Killer Base” is a great story ark because it develops and fleshes out the character of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo and The First Order as a whole. It really helps the veiwer better understand the motives of Kylo Ren in “The Last Jedi” while also painting a picture of what a day in the life at Star Killer Base looked like for just an average worker. We also got to see sides Kylo Ren that the viewer has never seen before. For example; when Kylo gives Zack an apology letter for killing his son, it shows a soft side to Kylo, that he’s not all bad and feels pulls to the light, hinting at his possible redemption in Episode IX, expanding his character as a whole and explaining other motives of his which help rationalize his actions in “The Last Jedi”.