A tweet made by the official Star Wars account was called racist because it featured original Star Wars characters.
Disney are gearing up to celebrate International Star Wars Day, May the 4th, by offering deals on their videos games, but new fans are outraged because picture they tweeted didn’t feature any of the sequel characters.
International Star Wars Day is just days away. In case you didn’t already know, International Star Wars Day is a day that fans celebrate and commemorate their love for science-fantasy franchise on May 4th; a play on the popular Star Wars phrase “may the force be with you.”
To celebrate Disney are offering huge deals on some Star Wars video games, but new fans were outraged because the picture that was tweeted by the official Star Wars twitter account did not include any of the sequel characters but did feature original characters and canon.
Most of the original characters like Luke and Leia Skywalker, Han Solo, Yoda, Darth Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi, Lando, Emperor Palpatine, Darth Maul and even Ashoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars are in the image. But, much to the dismay of the new fans, none of the sequel characters shown.
“This is the worst tweet I’ve ever seen,” an offended new fan said, adding, “I hope you realise by excluding sequel characters that Star Wars belongs to these trolls, racists, and haters.”
Others took great offense to, despite including Lando, the poster not having enough diversity.
Another upset fan tweeted: “Where are the [Star Wars] sequel characters?? Why would you isolate a new generation of fans like this to promote old/nostalgia [original characters and canon] pandering for fans that are already trying to kick newer people out??? Do you even know how popular Kylo and Rey are and how much Finn and Rose mean to people of colour?!”
Teasing Battlefront III?
The majority of real Star Wars fans were hyped when they saw the tweet because they could sense a huge announcement was imminent, the announcement of Star Wars Battlefront III.
Fans started sharing a picture of what appears to a leaked candid hidden camera shot of Star Wars Battlefront III logo presumably from an unreleased teaser/trailer.
The validity of the leaked image has not been verified and understanbly there a lot of people sceptical about its authenticity. The image first appeared on Reddit and the alleged leaker claimed that this footage would be revealed at EA Play in 2021, as shown on the bottom left of the image.
Whether or not the leak is real fans can be certain that — unlike anything Valve Corporation make — there will be a third instalment. But exactly when will Star Wars Battlefront III be announced? Your guess is as good as ours.