Twitter was abuzz this morning when news of a “fan remake” of Star Wars: The Last Jedi went viral. Then the man behind The Last Jedi put the cherry on top of the fun.
Earlier this month, a group using the Twitter handle @RMTheLastJedi began a campaign to raise money to remake writer/director Rian Johnson’s eighth episode in the Star Wars saga. We don’t have to go into the reasons. We have a good idea. Suffice to say, the project itself raises so many questions it’s mind-boggling, paramount among them “Did you secure the rights from Disney?”
— Remake The Last Jedi (@RMTheLastJedi) June 15, 2018
please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/mNpSjgovax
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018
If you want a good laugh, we highly encourage going down the rabbit hole of their ideas. It’s hilarious.
As of publication, the group’s site claims to have pledges of over $11 million (£8.3 million) but, if you “pledge,” you don’t actually have to “donate.” So we assume some of that is just people having a bit of fun with them.
We’re with Rian. Please, please, please make this happen. [Twitter]