Star Wars Writer Claims He Was Fired for Disliking The Rise of Skywalker

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By Judith Anne Dela Cruz | More Articles MCU Enthusiast and Neil Gaiman Fanatic
May 25, 2020  02:50 PM


It’s no secret that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was a divisive film. Serving as the final installment of the Skywalker Saga, it is understandable for fans to have high expectations. Of course, disagreements are bound to happen, and the franchise is no stranger to that. However, it seems like Disney can’t take criticism much further, with a writer from claiming that he got fired for disliking the said movie.

Taking to Twitter, Alex Kane, one of the contributors to the Star Wars website, has revealed that he got removed because of “not liking one bad movie.” He admits that it was a “bummer” since he has been writing for the site for “almost three years.”



While Kane didn’t specifically say which movie it is, he did have several tweets about what he didn’t like about The Rise of Skywalker, particularly, Rey taking on the family name. “I don’t hate the name Rey Skywalker on its own,” he wrote. “It just feels unearned and out of left field when she was trained by an Organa and her soulmate was a Solo and Luke.” He adds that he found himself “wishing” that the last scene didn’t exist.

Kane doesn’t seem too aggressive with the way he delivered his criticisms. Since he is a writer, after all, it is his job to state his honest opinion. If Kane were to hate on the film through the official site, it would be understandable for him to be removed. However, the writer stated his opinion on Twitter, much like everyone else, which makes it all the more intriguing if Disney actually fired him for that matter.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now streaming on Disney+.

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Judith Anne Dela Cruz is a huge Star Wars fan, but a bigger MCU geek. If it's anything about time travel, superheroes, zombies, Norse mythology, space and the universe, end of the world, aliens--all things wacky, campy, impossible, and whimsical, she'll be all over it. She likes to jam to Queen, but EXO has a special place in her heart. Everything she loves, she shares with her six adorable dogs.
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