Star Wars’ Antony Daniels Doesn’t Believe Fans Who Swear They’ll Boycott Episode IX

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October 09, 2019  05:10 PM

 

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have been both a commercial and critical success, however, the film managed to become one of the most divisive entries in the franchise because of its attempts at subverting fan expectations and its “misuse” of legacy characters like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Some haters have become so hardened to the film, they’ve sworn to boycott the third and final film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars’ C-3PO star Anthony Daniels recently had a press conference in Paris for Episode IX (via Mulderville) and during the event, the actor was asked why he thought The Rise of Skywalker would be the end of the sequel trilogy and the end of the Skywalker Saga.

Though the actor knows that it’s difficult to speak about the movie without giving away spoilers, Daniels can’t help but “tell the truth” saying that Episode IX is “an extraordinary movie.”

"And what amuses me is that there are people on the Internet, that... I know that fans are so devoted to every film that from time to time, they are disappointed because there are some things that they don't like," he continued. "And they say, 'I will never again watch a Star Wars movie! Never, never again!'"

According to Daniels, fans who swear to boycott Star Wars because of disappointment over The Last Jedi are going to miss out because Episode IX is the perfect end to the sequel trilogy. The actor says that everyone will feel addressed by the movie because it’s a three-generation movie.

“It's the brain of J.J. Abrams, and also Chris Terrio's extraordinary script writing. So I think that everyone, every fan, every person will feel addressed because it's something for the world. It exists in every family, parents, grandparents, and children,” the actor explained, “Three generations. It's something to share. Maybe you love the dark side or the other aspects. The feminine, the masculine, there is a rapport and something in there for everyone."

We don’t believe Star Wars boycotters either. Who would want to miss out on Episode IX knowing how important the film is going to be to the franchise?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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