Entitled idiots sent Rian Johnson death threats over The Last Jedi

Fans. On one hand they provide a reliable audience to franchise and tentpole films and TV series, and on the other they can be some of the most entitled, nasty people on the planet.

We already knew that The Last Jedi was a film that split Star Wars fandom in two - while critics and a sizeable number of fans loved it, a smaller, but far more vocal minority overran social media and review aggregation sites claiming all sorts of horrible things about the film and causing its 'audience' ratings to plummet. They celebrated everything negative that happened to the film and now we discover, some of them even sent death threats to the director, Rian Johnson.

Read that again... They sent death threats to a director because they didn't like something about a film. Even for someone of Johnson's stature and power, a death threat is a scary thing.

It is utterly absurd that this has to be said, but if you feel the need to write to ANYONE about ANYTHING and threaten their life you need help. This has to stop.

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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