Following the backlash against Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the disappointing box office results of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and rumors that some of the three planned Star Wars trilogies will be changed in this disaster's wake, Disney must now face a new rebellion from an angry group of fans. There was even a fan who claimed to have $200 million budget for a Star Wars: The Last Jedi remake. Now, a horde of fans has penned a manifesto to declare their rebellion against Disney.
Over on Twitter, AzulaAr wrote the manifesto earlier this month, and now you can read it below:
Today, #WetheFans of #StarWars declare #ourRebellion from #Lucasfilm. We are tired of being spat on, told that the franchise we so adore is not for us anymore, and of our favorite characters being mistreated by the directors of the new movies. We call upon @Disney for change. pic.twitter.com/61uPIWOeDz— Azula (@AzulaAr) June 3, 2018
"We believe that, should fans—lifelong fans especially—be purposefully shunned, insulted, and tossed aside by those at the head of the Franchise, it is the unalienable right of said fans to boycott or force change in such Leadership," the declaration reads.
As you already know by now, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and director Rian Johnson received a lot of backlash from fans who were disappointed by the story's direction (You can read the list of other reasons here).
There are some strong passages in the manifesto like this one:
We do not take this course lightly. Franchises long since established should not be changed for slight and transient causes, but when those helming a Franchise display a history of callous disrespect for said Franchise, its long and storied history, & its massive fanbase; displaying a clear design to subjugate totally and absolutely the Characters We have come to know and love solely to push a social narrative, it is our right—our duty—to depose of that leadership.
The document went on with a list of grievances such as disrespecting the characters of the original trilogy; lying to George Lucas; and using the new characters as “tools to push an agenda of masculine inferiority”.
By the time of this writing, Disney hasn't responded to the manifesto yet.