Richard E. Grant loved Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but he figures that there will be some fan backlash.
Speaking to io9, Richard E. Grant explained that with a property as beloved as Star Wars, backlash to doing something unanticipated or differently is bound to leave some fans upset. As such, The Rise of Skywalker is going to leave some disappointed or frustrated where it will leave others thrilled and satisfied.
Here’s what Richard E. Grant had to say about how he anticipates people to respond to The Rise of Skywalker:
“People feel incredibly passionate and possessive about [Star Wars]. I understand that because I have been a Star Wars fan since I was 20 years old in 1977 when I was a drama student. Inevitably there will be a Game of Thrones syndrome to Star Wars because you can’t please everybody all of the time, and the ending, what people want it to be and what it actually is, hopefully, for the majority of people seeing it, they will feel that they’ve had their wishes fulfilled. But inevitably there’s gonna be people that don’t feel that way. And you can’t anticipate that. You have to do what is honest and true to you. And I think that J.J. [Abrams] and Chris [Terrio] have done that to the absolute ends of their ability.”
Prior to this interview, Richard E. Grant shared an overjoyed reaction to The Rise of Skywalker to his Twitter followers, stating “Nothing prepares you for this… It’s absolutely everything that you’d hope it was going to be. I’m so proud to be in it, and I can’t wait for you to see it.” The other cast and crew members of the film have shared some similar reactions, so it seems likely that the end of The Rise of Skywalker is less likely to get the same sort of reaction that the final season of Game of Thrones did.
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 also appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot from previous Star Wars films.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to hit theaters on December 20, 2019.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.