I ran across something interesting the other day.
Simon Pegg mentioned during a podcast that despite what Rian Johnson claimed, J.J. Abrams actually did have plans for Rey's parentage. (*That isn't the interesting part*)
Now, this does put me in the position of trying to guess which SJW is lying more, the one with the rent-boy fetish or the one with the perfectly circular head (*it's perfectly round, how is that possible for a human?*).
There is the possibility that I was right about the Knights of Ren being the rebel team from Rogue One and when Rian Johnson came onboard he scraped the idea. Heck that would explain the last minute reshoots on Rogue One as well as the change in advertising. However, it is equally likely that Johnson was handed an empty Mystery Box by Abrams and he treated it as such.
(*Neither of these things are interesting part*)
Pegg has been in the business for better than twenty years. He knows the score. He would not be dropping a bomb shell like that without clearance. Abrams is apparently planning to retcon Rey's parentage back into something that is more intriguing.
Now here is the interesting part. The SJW reaction:
So there you have it Last Jedi haters. Feel vindicated in your hatred of this decision by Rian Johnson to make her parents nobodies. Feel the hate flow through you. Ah, who the hell am I kidding, you guys are experts at this sort of thing. You've already got your "c-word" pitchforks and your "sjw" torches all lined up and ready to go.
I'll be curious to see if they retcon this decision in Episode IX. My bet is yes, because J.J. wants to make everyone happy, and the best way to do that is to go back on a decision that some people actually like, and thereby alienate that half of the fan base.(*Emphasis mine. C.S.*) Because Star Wars is like politics now. Omnipresent and full of vitriol on both sides of the fandom. So draw up sides, y'all, because it's Star Wars time.
This is the reason that Star Wars simply can not be saved. Once the SJWs work their cancerous fibers into any healthy organism, they become automatically enraged beyond reason if you try to excise their malignancy.
Forty seven percent approval isn't quite half the fanbase but it's close. You can't get back to where Star Wars was a cultural icon with numbers like that. Thanks to Kennedy and Johnson Star Wars can't be saved at this point.