REVEALED: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was written by Reddit user u/StarWarsRox_69
In a shocking revelation, new leaks from Disney reveal that Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker was actually written in its entirety by u/StarWarsRox_69, a user of social media site Reddit and not an established screenwriter.
The move apparently stems from Disney’s belief that they had to course-correct following the reception to Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi; the highest grossing film of 2017 which received rave critical reviews and an ‘A’ Cinemascore.
The Rise of Skywalker is the first film that u/StarWarsRox_69 has written, but he has been credited with several long-form reddit posts and comments, freely available through reddit’s comment history feature, including:
- The Last Jedi RUINED my CHILDHOOD and shat on my Grandmother’s GRAVE!!!! (posted to r/StarWars)
- I really think it would be better if Iron Man was Thanos’ son (r/MarvelStudios)
- Anyone got the name of that video where the son hypnotises his step-mom into sex??? (r/TipOfMyPenis)
Speaking today, Lucasfilm top-dog Kathleen Kennedy says, “u/StarWarsRox_69 did a great job on this film, he really understands what Star Wars fans want; ham-fisted fan service and vague destiny nonsense”
We’ve arranged an interview with u/StarWarsRox_69 and will have more coverage in the coming days.
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