Logan Myhre –
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has been a contentious film since its December 2017 release. Some critics praised it for breaking the “Star Wars” mold, while others felt that it did not accurately represent the “Star Wars” they grew up loving.
University of Wisconsin-Stout sophomore Jared Wiley falls on the latter side of this debate. He said that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was “an abomination of everything I love about ‘Star Wars.’” He cited the character arc of Luke Skywalker as one of the main concerns he had with the movie.
Wiley plans to recreate the entirety of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and replace the 2017 version with his. He believes that he is now capable of recreating “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” this time in a way that appeals to “Star Wars” fans both young and old.
When asked about his qualifications for recreating such a blockbuster film, Wiley said, “I just got done with taking Introduction to Still and Moving Image Photography here at Stout, and now I really feel like I have the skills to shoot a movie of this size. I’d say that my ability to create stunning cinematography is really next level.”
Wiley does not have a script for his recreation but says that the movie’s plot is “in his brain,” and will direct all of the scenes using his “brain script.”
“This time I’m going to have Luke Skywalker blow up an entire AT-AT with the force. Then he’s going to have a crazy lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren,” said Wiley when asked about the plot details of his remake.
Wiley claims that Mark Hamill has already agreed to star in his remake. Hamill was not available for comment. Wiley also believes that once he starts production on the movie, Disney will come on board.
“I’m not worried about getting sued. I think that Disney realizes that they made a huge mistake. I actually think that once they get word about what I’m doing, they’ll probably help fund this movie.”
Wiley believes that after this project he will go on to recreate other films that he despises such as “the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” He added his favorite movie is “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice”.