Prior to the trailer being released, a Twitter trend called #BoycottStarWarsVII caught the Internet’s attention, as loud vocal complaints were being made about Star Wars: The Force Awakens being “anti-white”. The group rejected the idea that the movie had such a diverse cast, calling the film “anti-white propaganda” and that J.J. Abrams was a “Jewish activist” . Whether the group were serious or not (that’s up for debate), it did prompt director to respond via the Bad Robot Twitter account.
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“We cannot wait to share the trailer with you tonight,” he wrote on a placard. “I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, jawa, wookie, jedi or sith. I just hope you like it!”
Check out the tweet below:
#TheForceAwakens #MNF pic.twitter.com/yw6XvlpJNe
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) October 20, 2015
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.