Luke Skywalker’s cameo in The Mandalorian has apparently become the subject of controversy at Disney and Lucasfilm, as a new rumor suggests that employees at both companies are outraged that the white male lead was both portrayed in a heroic light and well-received by fans.
On December 28th, Disney news outlet Pirates & Princesses reported that Pablo Hidalgo’s recent mockery of a fan’s reaction to Luke Skywalker’s recent cameo, the negative sentiment of which the Star Wars author claims was unintentional, was “just the tip of the iceberg,” as “Behind the scenes, large swaths of Kathleen Kennedy loyalists are messaging back and forth about their disdain for Luke Skywalker – a Caucasian male – being brought back in any valiant form.”
“In fact, I’m even told that individuals at Lucasfilm have been reading articles here on Pirates and Princesses, as well as watching videos on Clownfish TV, and are now actively planning on how they can roadblock the retcon attempts of Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau to make Luke Skywalker a hero once more,” the outlet added. “The Hidalgos of Lucasfilm are not about to let Star Wars go back to what it once was.”
According to Pirates & Princesses sources, unhappy employees are planning to “introduce ideas and narratives that would make a Luke redemption difficult” and are “reportedly working in private messages to sabotage attempts by Filoni and Favreau via minor mediums such as graphic novels to push The Last Jedi narrative even harder.”
“The goal is to canonize concepts in the coming years that would prevent the Luke and Grogu from being the future heroes that Favreau has planned,” Pirates & Princesses clarified. “These people are incensed that the reaction to Luke Skywalker in the Mandalorian has been incredible.”
However, it appears that Star Wars will not be the only Disney or Lucasfilm franchise affected by these alleged saboteurs, as Pirates & Princesses sources further claim that “there is additionally a rumored movement from within Lucasfilm and parts of Disney that are pushing for the cancellation of any Caucasian male leads in any future feature length films for the foreseeable future.”
If true, Disney and Lucasfilm would have to make significant changes to a number of upcoming productions, ranging from franchise titles such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Obi-Wan Kenobi to stand-alone productions like The Last Duel and Indiana Jones, in order to satisfy the racist demands of their employees.
In conclusion to their report, Pirates & Princesses insisted that “everything in this article should be considered rumor for right now,” explaining that while the outlet has their “sources”, reporter WDW Pro has not “personally seen the original content” being reported on.
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