At this point, the entire fandom has probably seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and may have some strong opinions about the film. Interestingly, The Mandalorian star Jake Cannavale isn't happy with Episode IX and he claims it has to be the worst film in the beloved franchise.
Cannavale wrote about his displeasure (such a mild word, I know) with The Rise of Skywalker on his Instagram stories (via Screenrant). The actor, who played Toro Calican in Chapter Five, claimed he "woke up still mad" after watching the film. Fans immediately reacted, saying Cannavale was jealous because he wasn't in the movie in the first place. However, he later explained that he would still have the same reaction if he was in Episode IX.
"Honestly, I think I’d be more mad. Obviously I can’t speak on behalf of the cast," he wrote. "To some actors this is just a job and maybe they’re just happy to be working. To which I say more power to them. Also, maybe they f-cking loved the new Star Wars! In which case that’s f-cking dope that they got to work on something they truly got to enjoy."
Cannavale went on by explaining that he truly loved Star Wars and was disappointed by how the sequel trilogy treated the franchise.
"Personally, I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan since I was a kid," he wrote. "And I felt pretty let down by the overall laziness of this new trilogy, and also a bit angry at the entitlement of it for pretty much seizing control of the franchise as a whole by basically [saying] “Nah we don’t like the ending that everybody’s been cool with for decades, let’s change it!” I personally would feel pretty depressed if I was in the new Star Wars movie (as a main character I mean. If I was a dude wearing an alien puppet or whatever I’d be f-cking stoked…but still.)"
Interestingly, Cannavale isn't the only one who is unhappy with The Rise of Skywalker. It has been reported that the film is losing out in the box office after lukewarm reviews. However, Episode IX is still expected to do pretty well in the following week.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is currently screening in theaters worldwide.