As the mindless drones in the legacy media, one by one, slowly come to the realization, that the massive box office failure of Episode IX is inevitable, the cacophony of blame directed at the phantom “toxic fandom” will increase both with frequency and intensity. We’ve already seen Hollywood Reporter put out the notion that the “toxic fanbase” was to blame for Benioff & Weiss’s departure from the Star Wars franchise. However, Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair and her gargantuan idiot mouth let out some details which suggest that the official media narrative isn’t at all true. It rarely is. Nevertheless, that unintentional leaking of potential truth will not stop idiot SJWs from stupidly attempting to use the “toxic fandom” narrative anyway.
The next story in this narrative is here from CinemaBlend:
Game Of Thrones Creators Reportedly Left Star Wars Over Fear Of Toxic Fandom
This report comes to us from THR, which quotes an unnamed source allegedly close to production. The source indicates that D.B. Weiss and David Benioff didn’t want to deal with more backlash from potentially toxic fans, with that individual saying: “Who wants to go through that again? Not them.” While this is technically unconfirmed, it would make sense. After all, Weiss and Benioff cancelled their appearance at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, seemingly to avoid the angry fans in attendance.
As usual, this media outlet doesn’t offer anything interesting or insightful. It merely parrots whatever THR printed.
Meanwhile, a parallel narrative is now forming. One that began with Joanna Robinson’s Sarlacc-esque mouth.
This comes to us from WeGotThisCovered.com:
The Future Of Star Wars Will Reportedly Be Very Female
Whatever your opinions on the quality of Disney’s Sequel Trilogy, it’s undeniable that they’ve succeeded in their goal of making Star Wars more attractive to women. Having Daisy Ridley’s Rey as the focus was a big help, as were strong characters like Carrie Fisher’s General Leia, Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico and Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso. They bring a nice bit of balance to what had previously been a series focused on the trials and tribulations of men, and now it seems that Lucasfilm is determined to bring the same balance to the other side of the camera.
We’re hearing from our sources – the same ones who told us about the Green Lantern show before it was announced, and about Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan return back in May – that the studio is eager for both Kevin Feige’s project and the Knights of the Old Republic trilogy to have female leads and directors. We don’t know much about the former, but this news would certainly fit with rumors that the Marvel Studios head honcho wants Brie Larson for the lead.
Additionally, if the Knights of the Old Republic trilogy does indeed retell the story of Darth Revan and Darth Malak, it would be extremely easy for them to make Revan a woman. That’s because, in the Bioware RPG in which the character debuted, players could choose Revan’s gender and ethnicity. The question of whether the canonical Revan is male or female has never been settled, but it’s sounding like Disney are going with the latter.
If that’s the case, then it opens up all kinds of new and wonderful questions. If the current feminist-centric direction of Star Wars has been seen as such a complete disaster, that they have to send in Sir Kevin Feige to rescue the fair maiden Kathleen Kennedy from the toxic fandom dragon, then why would they continue in a direction that has directly led to that calamity? Particularly if it’s true that Kevin Feige is not reporting to Kathleen Kennedy?
Could it be, that Benioff & Weiss were let go because Kevin Feige came into the picture, and understood that their direction would further alienate the fanbase? It would seem like a good place to start to begin making changes. Having said that, Feige also champions Captain Marvel and the coming woke phase. So another possibility is that Feige has taken over Benioff & Weiss’s production, and will be casting Brie Larson as a female Revan. The timing of Feige’s arrival and Benioff & Weiss’s departure is curious. Some sources say that Benioff & Weiss were gone in August, and the Feige story came out in September. And remember all the rumors about Fiege wanting Larson for a Star Wars film? But this is all pure conjecture on my part.
So the future of Star Wars may be very female. But it will also be very empty.
Plus, more bigotry against the white male.
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Benioff and Weiss’ exit has been brewing since August. Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy is said to have been unhappy with the Netflix deal the duo signed in August, just as they were scheduled to begin work on Star Wars. (Benioff and Weiss have said multiple times that they would not focus on Star Wars until they wrapped production on the final season of Game of Thrones, which ended in late July.)
Kennedy was not convinced the pair — known for focusing on one project at a time — could truly juggle a sci-fi trilogy while also overseeing film and TV projects at Netflix. Sources say that as the duo shopped for a new overall deal over the summer, they told potential suitors that they planned to juggle new projects and work on Star Wars at the same time.
Adding to the wrinkle was that, according to one source, the Netflix deal required them to be exclusively on the sets of the projects they created as required, and not be away for Star Wars at the same time.
Kennedy, according to a source familiar with her thinking, was nervous. The duo would become the fourth directors to exit a Star Wars project since she took the helm of Lucasfilm.
So big ol’ Kathleen Kennedy didn’t think the two white males had what it takes. Cue the feminist cheerleading.
Meanwhile, Benioff and Weiss were also feeling the heat and began having second thoughts about jumping into Star Wars due to what one source described as “toxic fandom.”
I seem to recall that phrase from….somewhere. Someone may have used it before…
To go from Thrones to Star Wars, where fans have bullied actors off social media and taken aim at filmmakers like Johnson? “Who wants to go through that again? Not them,” notes another source with knowledge of Benioff and Weiss’ thinking. “This was in the ‘Life’s Too Short’ category.”
Hollywood Reporter refers to the completely discredited Kelly Marie Tran Instagram narrative.
The question many are asking is if Lucasfilm will look beyond white male talent for its film future.
Many aren’t asking that question. Only idiot SJWs are asking that question. But the SJW’s mandatory bigotry against the white male was required to show up here somewhere. If only they wouldn’t hire so many white males, maybe they wouldn’t have this problem. Yeah, right. Blame anything and/or everything except the woman in charge of this trainwreck.
But one wonders if any of this is true, now that the nature of the comments of Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair have been recovered from the internet ether. Is that why she was so worried about getting the post deleted? Because she knew that this was the narrative the media would want to push? It seems more likely to me that the imaginary “toxic fandom” bugaboo that the legacy has manufactured is really just a scapegoat for the firing of Benioff & Weiss.
It’s an internet miracle!
Twitter user Nibel posted the following on Twitter:
But going to the Reddit thread, I discovered that the user and their text in the Reddit post had been deleted.
Why was it deleted? Twitter user Joanna Robinson, a senior writer for Vanity Fair, offers a clue:
However, it appears that the Reddit user account was also deleted. So the poster didn’t delete it, but rather, the heavy-handed moderators at Star Wars Leaks likely did instead.
But fret not, my dear readers. For the internet is forever! And I’m always willing to lend a helping hand to the legacy media which has done oh so much for the “toxic fanbase.” Readers may recall Joanna’s semi-literate feminist rants about the moronic feminist lessons in The Last Jedi, her equally moronic condemnation of the purely imaginary issue of mansplaining, and her ridiculous admonishment of “MAGA-esque fanboys.”
A user at the resetera.com forums was kind enough to post the text from the Reddit thread.
Here is the link to the podcast.
Interestingly this rumor is now being widely reported.
Star Wars Rumor: Benioff & Weiss Were Out Before Netflix Deal And Feige Will Not Report To Kennedy
However’ today we have a report from Joanna Robertson, primary Game of Thrones reporter for Vanity Fair that tells a slightly different story. The report was a Patreon-only edition of The Storm Podcast, luckily for us though, one of the Patreons has detailed what was said on a Reddit thread you can find by clicking the link below in the source section.
According to Robertson, the decision to remove Benioff and Weiss was made in May, well before their Netflix deal. She claims Disney sources have explained this was a ‘soft’ removal and was not announced in order to allow Benioff and Weiss to shop their services elsewhere. She also suggested that the former showrunners comments about Game of Thrones last weekend at an event in Austin may have sped up the announcement we got this week. May, that’s back when Game of Thrones Season 8 was just arriving, which could make sense?
She also claims her sources have told her that Kevin Feige will be reporting directly to Bob Iger on his Star Wars project, not to Kathleen Kennedy. Apparently, Disney has their eye on Feige to steady the franchise after this December’s The Rise of Skywalker. However, she also said that this does not necessarily mean that Kennedy is being removed, and that Feige’s role may merely be in a consulting capacity. She did not seem to have a clear idea on what was next for Star Wars in movie theaters.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Were Reportedly Removed From ‘Star Wars’ Following ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale
The “toxicity” around GoT’s finale combined with the anger around Star Wars: The Last Jedi was cited as a possible reason for their departure, as Disney allegedly wanted to avoid upsetting even more fans. “Weiss and Benioff were removed from the franchise over the summer, before they made their deal with Netflix,” Robinson said. “My understanding is this was a soft firing and they didn’t announce it, to allow Weiss and Benioff to shop themselves around.”
The company quietly removed them from Star Wars in May in order to allow them to shop their talents around, eventually landing on a deal with Netflix worth upwards of $200 million in August. “The timing of it is very suspicious,” she added.
Robinson also suggested Benioff and Weiss’ recent comments about removing some of the fantasy elements from GoT in order to appeal to more than just hardcore fans sped up Disney’s announcement. Robinson reiterated that the firing happened a long time before the panel, though. When Game of Thrones Season 8 premiered earlier this year, it was met with negative reviews from fans and critics alike.
From Geek Tyrant:
New Report Claims Disney Removed David Benioff and D.B. Weiss From STAR WARS Shortly After The GAME OF THRONES Finale
Well, a new report claims that Disney actually removed them from the Star Wars project shortly after the Game of Thrones series finale. That finale was apparently responsible for killing Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars project and the reason it was officially announced this week is because of the comments Benioff and Weiss made recently at an event in Austin. This news comes from Vanity Fair reporter Joanna Robinson’s The Storm podcast:
“On a Patreon-only episode of The Storm podcast (formerly Storm of Spoilers) Joanna Robinson (primary GoT reporter for Vanity Fair, also covers Star Wars and Marvel) reported that the decision to remove B and W was made in May, before the Netflix deal. She says (according to Disney sources) that it was a “soft” removal and was not announced in order to allow B and W to shop their services elsewhere. She suggested that B and W’s comments about GoT last weekend at an event in Austin may have sped up the announcement… she said the decision was made after the final episode of GoT, after Iger had made his announcement about the next film.” – Reddit user paxtoncrwford
UPDATE: Joanna Robinson has now pulled down that episode of The Storm podcast, claiming her statements were not meant to be reported as fact.
From WeGotThisCovered, yesterday:
While the official statement released by the duo made it sound as though the decision was amicable and they opted to voluntarily walk away, there’s always the chance that there could be a lot more to the story.
In fact, sources close to We Got This Covered – the same ones who said Marvel was considering recasting Hawkeye and Ewan McGregor was returning as Obi-Wan, both of which we now know to be true – told us that Benioff and Weiss were fired from the franchise, based on the heavily-publicized criticism that dogged the final season of Game of Thrones, as well as the fact that they had little idea on what they actually wanted to do with their trilogy, despite the first installment set to be released in 2022.
While none of this has been officially confirmed as of yet by the studio (and it probably won’t be), there’s a lot of elements that make it sound entirely plausible. For one, Benioff and Weiss came under heavy fire from fans that were left massively disappointed by the culmination of Game of Thrones, with many believing that the show took a sharp nosedive in quality once they were forced to deviate from the source material.
Perhaps Joanna would be willing to repost her podcast so that we can clarify all of this.
Rhodes Rants comments:
Rian Johnson’s Former Agent Sues CAA Over ‘Star Wars’ Commissions
Brian Dreyfuss, who represented Johnson for 12 years, sued his former client in 2016. That suit alleged that Johnson owed Dreyfuss a commission on the “Star Wars” deal, which was announced shortly after Johnson dropped Dreyfuss in 2014. The suit has been on hold pending a California Labor Commissioner case, in which Johnson accuses Dreyfuss of not being a licensed agent, thereby voiding their deal.
If Johnson was represented by an unlicensed agent, that would explain much.
In the new lawsuit, Dreyfuss alleges that new information has come to light — in interviews and books about “Star Wars” and in the Labor Commissioner case — showing that Creative Artists Agency worked secretly with Lucasfilm on Johnson’s “Star Wars” deal as early as June 2012. The suit alleges that CAA agent John Garvey concealed meetings and communications about the project from Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss’ agency, Featured Artists Agency, was jointly representing Johnson at the time with CAA.
Could this be why Rian Johnson is no longer allowed to confirm his trilogy? Is Rian working in secret again?
“Plaintiff is informed, believes, and thereon alleges that this failure to disclose Johnson’s actual work for Lucasfilm was intended to deprive FAA of its rightfully owed commissions for under the agreement between FAA and Johnson,” the suit states.
And here’s an even bigger question:
Rian Johnson was given his trilogy before the release of The Last Jedi. But how much earlier? How long was he working on his trilogy before it was even announced? Would Johnson or the CAA owe him for that as well if the work went back far enough?
Back in April 2019, The Wrap reported:
Rian Johnson and ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Working ‘Very Closely’ on Future ‘Star Wars’ Films
Rian Johnson and “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working “very closely” together on their respective installments of the announced “Star Wars” films, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Saturday.
But then on October 28th 2019, The Hollywood Reporter wrote this:
The pair were set to write and produce the Dec. 16, 2022, Star Wars film, the first to come after this year’s Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, as well as the rest of the titles in a new series set to stand separately from one that The Last Jedi filmmaker Rian Johnson is working on, as well as the so-called Skywalker Saga, the nine-film series which began with 1977’s Star Wars and wraps up with J.J. Abrams’ Rise in December.
So which is it?
Did B & W work “very closely” with Rian, or did they work “separately?”
Jannah is one of the new “badass” characters in Rise of Skywalker. From Inverse:
Naomi Ackie’s Character “Jannah” Is a Total Badass in New Star Wars Photos
And her energy bow is apparently the bees knees:
This tells us that Jannah is every bit a fighter and capable of holding her own. She seems in full control of her orbak as she wields a bow and arrow. It looks like we’re see some truly badass stunt work in The Rise of Skywalker as she fights alongside Finn.
It’s a good thing then that anyone can buy her energy bow online.
That’s right. You can purchase it right here online from decathlon.fr. And in classic JJ Abrams fashion, he figured mighty mending two of them together would create something new. It has me wondering if the following image is a genuine design from the production:
Thanks to MaesteoBat and Azazel_Fallenangel for the tip.
Readers of this blog may recall Lindsey Romain as the Nerdist editor who went on a drunken twitter rant about how horny The Last Jedi made her. Rian Johnson was seen in that thread nodding his spherical noggen in furious agreement.
Well, she’s here to tell us about her intolerance for The Fandom Menace:
So it’s pretty much guaranteed that the Nerdist will be publishing oodles of “toxic fandom” articles throughout Episode IX’s very short run at the theaters. This beyond amusing when it comes from imbeciles that like to prattle on endlessly about “bias.” A bias which they apparently have no problem having themselves. Because although they might complain about the gatekeepers of old, they’ll applaud the new gatekeepers as long as they’re pushing a biased feminist agenda.
Thanks to Supergoodpixel for the tip.