Mad Star Wars fans launch petition to have Last Jedi erased

A petition calling on Disney to erase the latest Star Wars film from official canon has been signed by thousands of people.

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi has been in cinemas less than a week and has already pulled in a whopping NZ$644 million internationally - but some fans are far from pleased with it.

Warning: Spoilers for The Last Jedi follow.

The petition calls the new film "a travesty" that has "completely destroyed the legacy of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi".

"It destroyed the very reasons most of us, as fans, liked Star Wars," the petition states.

"This can be fixed. Just as you wiped out 30 years of stories, we ask you to wipe out one more, The Last Jedi. Remove it from canon, push back Episode IX and remake Episode VIII properly to redeem Luke Skywalker's legacy, integrity and character."

At the time this article was published, more than 4200 people had signed the petition. Its creator set a target of 5000, before they promise to deliver it to The Walt Disney Company, which owns Star Wars.

Despite these fans wanting to have The Last Jedi scrapped, it's a hit with critics - currently sitting at 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 86 on Metacritic.


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