Daisy Ridley Responds To ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Backlash

Daisy Ridley recently opened up about the reception of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and was apparently not surprised by it.

During a recent interview with USA Today, Daisy Ridley talked a bit about Star Wars: The Last Jedi and people’s response to it. In it, she talked about how everyone has an opinion on the internet and how different The Last Jedi was from its predecessors. Daisy Ridley ultimately thinks the response to it was fair but doesn’t seem to agree with it:

“I wasn’t surprised, no. It’s just a different thing. Everyone’s going to have an opinion now anyway on the internet, but I also think it’s fair. If people hold something incredibly dear and think they know how it should be and it’s not like that, it’s fair for people to think they were done wrong. It doesn’t mean they were – ultimately, Rian’s a filmmaker and one person can’t dictate how a film is supposed to be – but freedom of expression, sure.”

From the look of things, Daisy Ridley seems to understand why people were so upset at Star Wars: The Last Jedi, even if she doesn’t agree with their opinions!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was, of course, heavily criticized by some within the Star Wars fan base. Despite its critical and financial success, many fans disagreed with the decisions that Rian Johnson made. This ranged from the characterization of Luke Skywalker and Canto Bight, to Daisy Ridley’s character, Rey. But from the look of things, even those in the cast of The Last Jedi, can at the very least, understand the negative reaction.

What do you all make of this? Is Daisy Ridley right to empathize with people who disliked Star Wars: The Last Jedi? What did you all think of The Last Jedi? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Daisy Ridley will be reprising her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Full plot details are currently underwraps, though the film is set to conclude the Skywalker saga before the franchise takes a three-year hiatus from theaters. Heroic Hollywood will continue to update you on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker news as it becomes available.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.

Source: USA Today

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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