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Rian Johnson Says Angry ‘Last Jedi’ Tweets Inspired ‘Knives Out’

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars film ‘The Last Jedi” is perhaps one the most controversial film of this decade. While some fans loved what Johnson did with the franchise, others hated it.

The hate went to such extent that someone started a petition to remove the film from the Star Wars canon. But admist such backlash, Rian Johnson found himself inspired by these angry tweets.

Rian Johnson

In a recent interview with Deadline, Rian Johnson talked about his latest film “Knives out” and how “The Last Jedi” backlash inspired film’s character, Jacob Thrombey (Jaeden Martell), who tweets alt-right hate speech online.

Anyone who’s on Twitter these days, God bless you because it’s rough waters out there, but there’s also wonderful stuff about it, That’s why we’re all still on it I guess. That’s one of the things [Knives Out] engages with, the current state of online culture. Whether you made a Star Wars movie or you have a cooking show, whatever you’re doing on there, someone’s going to be screaming at you about it probably. Let’s put it on a screen in a way we can all maybe have a laugh about it

Maybe it’s a good thing that Johnson found a silver lining in the angry backlash. Knives Out is in theaters November 27.