London [UK], Dec 21 (ANI): Looks like the latest entrant in the epic sci-fi franchise 'Star Wars' has become a figure of controversy.
In his online plea, he wrote, "Episode VIII was a travesty. It completely destroyed the legacy of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi. It destroyed the very reasons most of us, as fans, liked Star Wars. This can be fixed. Just as you wiped out 30 years of stories, we ask you to wipe out one more, the Last Jedi. Remove it from canon, push back Episode IX and re-make Episode VIII properly to redeem Luke Skywalker's legacy, integrity, and character."
The petition supports the group of fans who have been panning 'The Last Jedi', because of which there is a huge steep divide between critics' reactions and those of non-professional moviegoers.
Meanwhile, Johnson's second installment in the third 'Star Wars' trilogy set the mark for second-best opening weekend of all time by taking in over USD 220 million since its release.
Internationally, director Johnson's tentpole took in USD 230 million from 54 markets for a worldwide launch of USD 450 million.