So earlier I was reading on the www.huffingtonpost.com about a post on the new Star Wars posters. I thought we were passed this issue already..? I guess not.. What I’m talking about is the treatment of actor John Boyega in the new Star Wars film.. It seems like from day one some people have been making racial comments. Personally I’m happy they brought him in and SEE NOTHING WRONG with it. I’m enjoying the characters they are bring to life on the big screen and can’t wait till the big day :). What brought this topic about was the poster issue that been making the rounds on Twitter, between the UK & China’s version. Here is a picture of what I’m talking about:
This was first pointed out on Twitter by Guy Lambert by bring both images with the caption: “Left: UK version. Right: China version. Spot the main massive difference”. His post has now been retweeted over 500+ times. Not only is John’s Finn shrunk down to a rather small size. But it seems that there are a number of characters that now missing for the poster all together. Like Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata, and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron…. Then there is Chewy.. Why in the world would you cut Chewbacca out? There seems to be a lot of people yelling out about “white washing” the Star Wars posters. I can see this and understand why people are so upset. But as far as I know and read, there isn’t any answer as to why this happened.
But! Like I said before I can’t wait till the 17th of December 🙂 despite the issues at hand and Mister Lucas having problems with the new Star Wars film. I think it’s going to be a big success and a nice recovery for the prequels. Although I’m personally terrible at predicting box office, I still think The Force Awakens will set a new opening weekend record. I don’t know by how much, but I think $225 million is a good baseline, and it will be interesting to see how tracking develops in the weeks ahead. There is a lot of predictions around the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some of that information I found over that http://www.sportsbettingdime.com/news/entertainment-props/star-wars-the-force-awakens-odds/. I’d give them a look if you have a minute 🙂 Plus they take a few pot shots at Jar Jar Binks and who doesn’t love that hahaha! They also talk about the theory that’s going around Luke being Kylo Ren.. Personally Luke can’t be Ren. Now Luke going to the dark side I can kinda see and it would make a good link in the story line between Empire and Awakens. I’m talking about the scene where Luke is training with Yoda and he wonders into the swamp. Where Luke see himself as Darth Vader… Just some food for thought really. But I really enjoy the idea that Luke is becoming the “Obi Wan Kenobi” figure in the movie. I guess we’ll find out on the 17th!!
Till then leave you thoughts and comments down below!!!