Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side… or angry ‘Star Wars’ fans.
According to Bleeding Cool, a group of angry ‘Star Wars’ fans have threatened the unimaginable – to spoil the plot of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ unless their demands are met.
But do they want money? Fame? Jedi Training? Not exactly…
“The Alliance to Preserve the Expanded Universe is a Star Wars private Facebook group that organises petitions against Disney and Lucasfilm,” they explain, “asking them to continue creating stories based in Star Wars Legends, the brand formerly known as the Expanded Universe.”
Essentially, that’s all the comic books, novels and other stories based in the ‘Star Wars’ universe which never made it to the big screen. They’ve been published across all forms of media for decades… but when Disney acquired the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, they decided to wipe the slate clean.
“The Expanded Universe closed down and rebranded Star Wars Legends, to make way for new continuity based on the new movies.”
This meant that the Expanded Universe was rendered obsolete… and these particular ‘Star Wars’ fans aren’t happy about it.
“The group’s goals are to convince Disney and Lucasfilm to continue the stories of Star Wars Legends with new Legends books, comics, and games, even if those stories are an alternate universe and to raise awareness of the line,” they explained. “And in order to do that, it is encouraging its 3,694 members to spoil Star Wars: The Force Awakens in as many forms of social media as they can, unless Disney and Lucasfilm give into their demands.”
Dubbed the ‘spoil-jihadi’, this group of rogue ‘Star Wars’ fans have seemingly fallen to the Dark Side… and will presumably use knowledge of ‘Star Wars 7’ in order to try to leverage their demands.
Will it work? Probably not. But they’re going to ruin the movie for countless innocent fans, regardless.
So you might want to avoid ‘Star Wars’ Facebook groups until you’ve seen the film… just to be sure.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ heads to cinemas on 17 December 2015.
Picture Credit: Lucasfilm.