Lucasfilm Can’t Take A Joke

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“That’s not funny!” ~Kylo Ren

Wreck It Ralph was going to lampoon the emo Kylo Ren in the new movie, Ralph Breaks The Internet.  But Lucasfilm put the breaks on that.  IGN reports:

As directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston and head of story Josie Trinidad explain it, Disney declined to run with a certain Kylo Ren gag.

“At one point we had a joke about Kylo Ren being kind of a spoiled child,” laughs Moore. “We went to Lucasfilm and said, here’s what we’re doing. And they said, well, we’d prefer that you don’t show him as a spoiled child. You know, he is our villain, and we’d prefer you don’t do that. So we were respectful of that.”

This news comes days after it was noticed that starwars.com eliminated fan websites from its fan sites page, suggesting that Lucasfilm would not tolerate critical voices in the fandom.

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UPDATE:

It just occurred to me how silly it is for Lucasfilm to not want a comedy film to depict Kylo Ren as a spoiled child, given that’s how Lucasfilm itself has depicted Kylo Ren.

Readers may recall, that in the novel Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older, Kylo Ren was depicted as a spoiled child.

The official Star Wars website has uploaded an excerpt from the novel, in which #daddy Solo is trying to get his son to stop crying and complaining about having to go to New Republic meetings before being visited by a hologram of Mon Mothma, and it ends with him getting punched in the face by Lando Calrissian.

Here’s a brief excerpt from the novel:

“Two years in and no matter what, nothing he did was right. He brought Ben a play blaster from Burundang and he was encouraging his violent side; took it away and the boy wouldn’t stop crying. He tried to replace it with a build-a-space-center set and there were too many small pieces Ben could choke on.

Later, Kylo would lament:

“And Han Solo… you feel like he’s the father you never had. He would have disappointed you.” – Kylo Ren

Maybe Han Solo was disappointed in crybaby Kylo Ren too.

5 thoughts on “Lucasfilm Can’t Take A Joke

  1. I’m not surprised. The Kylo Ren character represents perhaps biggest story telling fail of Disney SWs – no credible bad guys. As for Wreck it Ralph 2, I understand it has all the Disney “Princesses” in it making feminist commentary. Add in potty mouth Sarah Silverman and you’ve got another SJW Disney winner.

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  2. Pingback: GeekGirlDiva Lectures Rich Moore | Disney Star Wars is Dumb

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