A Bunch Of Star Wars Fans Are Trying To Raise $200m To Remake The Last Jedi

They've made $15m so far and left a lot of people very confused - including Seth Rogen.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Hell hath no fury like a Star Wars fan scorned.

And if any proof of that were required, news that a group of Jedi lovers has banded together to try and raise funds for a remake of The Last Jedi should do it.

Rian Johnson’s divisive entry in the franchise was only released back in December 2017 but it would appear the film has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many.

Despite earning rave reviews from the critics, The Last Jedi racked up a slightly less impressive response from audiences.

Now a bunch of rebels wants to take matters into their own hands by remaking the entire film from scratch, less than a year on.

The campaign, simply titled Remake The Last Jedi, is on a mission to “not make one half of the fandom happy over the other, it is to make a film that the fandom in general as a whole enjoys.”

“This is a campaign to provide Disney an opportunity to course correct with the Star Wars franchise,” Remake The Last Jedi said in a statement. “The fans are completely divided and the core goal of Star Wars has been abandoned.”

Altogether now…

It gets better though – the team behind the Remake The Last Jedi campaign reckon they have a load of producers onboard that have pledged to cover most of the film’s necessary $200m budget.

But – shock horror – they need our help too. According to the team, they want you fans out there to pledge so you have your voice heard. You do not have to put financial or personal information in, just an email address and a pledge.”

Astonishingly, the project has already racked up around $15 million in funding, which would suggest there are a fair few people out there who were unhappy with the last instalment.

The campaign has not gone unnoticed on Twitter with Johnson reacting to the campaign with a tweet alongside the message “please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please,” and some prayer emoticons. 

Seth Rogen, meanwhile, has been left baffled by the plans.

“I’m very confused as to what your goal is here,” he tweeted. “You literally want to spend 200 million dollars remaking the last Jedi? And someone is giving you that money? I don’t get it. How did you get investors without a script or stars or director or legal ability to make this movie? Those have been important elements in the past.”

Mark Hamill, meanwhile, tweeted the following:

Keep your eyes peeled for more on this one.

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