‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Already Getting Bombed With Negative Reviews On Rotten Tomatoes

Star Wars Episode IX Rey Finn Poe DameronStar Wars: Episode IX doesn’t open in theaters until this December, but the film is already being attacked by trolls on Rotten Tomatoes.

Episode IX wrapped filming earlier this month and is now in post-production to meet its December release date. The yet-to-be titled final installment in the Skywalker saga is shrouded in secrecy, with a trailer not expected to debut until Star Wars Celebration in April. However, Episode IX is already being bombed with negative audience reviews on the popular review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

The “Want To See” score of Star Wars: Episode IX on Rotten Tomatoes dropped as much as 5% in a single day as a result of the fake review onslaught, as noted by Twitter user Bryan Young. Most of the audience reviews seem to attack directors J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson for their creative decisions with The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

J.J. Abrams is back in the director’s chair for Star Wars: Episode IX, working from a script he co-wrote with Chris Terrio, the writer behind Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. It’s the first Star Wars movie hitting theaters following Solo: A Star Wars Story, the lowest-grossing Star Wars release since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm.

Episode IX 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, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, 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: Episode IX opens on December 20, 2019.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • AlphaBlu

    They’re not negative reviews. You cannot review the film yet.

  • SlytherinKnight

    The film just finished filming, and we’ haven’t gotten any footage or anything about the film yet so how can they be leaving ‘reviews’? Stop trying to push an agenda based on pathetic crap like this. Sure people are leery about Episode IX, considering how Lucasfilm and Rian Johnson have accused a large portion of the fanbase of being terrible people, I think people have a right to be leery. It isn’t because they hate Star Wars, it is because they love it so much that they don’t recognize what it is turning into.

  • Gerry Delonzo

    Why is this site lying – these aren’t “reviews” of the movie, these are people stating whether or not they want to see the movie and why.

    What, are they just supposed only say positive things?

    • BLUE_PLANET

      Because Disney says so. You are NOT allowed to review any of their products negatively, or your review will be labelled “fake”.

  • BLUE_PLANET

    “The “Want To See” score of Star Wars: Episode IX on Rotten Tomatoes dropped as much as 5% in a single day as a result of the fake review onslaught, as noted by Twitter user Bryan Young”

    Who is “Brian Young”, and why do I care what he thinks? Also, what proof is there that the posts are “fake”? Is Disney once again arrogantly presuming it is impossible to hate a Star Wars movie that has a flying Princess Leia and Luke milking a green dinosaur with 4 t i t s?

    • BLUE_PLANET

      Since IX has not yet even been named, how can they be “reviews”?

      • Kylo Wrench

        Exactly. They’re not, they are answers to the question “Want to see or Not interested” and last time I remember people were allowed to express an opinion which articles like this and dimwits like Bryan Young can’t get their head around.

    • Kylo Wrench

      Bryan Young makes me want to spew.

  • Eric Wilmot

    So if I rate that I don’t want to see the movie I’m a troll?

  • George Suarez

    It’s ridiculous and presumptuous to give negative reviews for a movie that hasn’t come out yet and no title to it either. Maybe disgruntled Star Wars fans who can’t get over the Last Jedi and Solo movies feel this movie isn’t going to be better. I personally don’t care about the Sequel Trilogy because I’m a bigger fan of the old Star Wars of Original and Prequel Trilogy, the best thing Disney has done is Star Wars Rogue One, Rebel series and the return of Clone Wars.

  • Cyn101

    Stop lying. It wasn’t “bombed with negative reviews.” A crapton of people just said they aren’t interested to see it after the fiasco that was Episode VIII. I don’t blame them.