Cartoon by Harry Gold.
The latest Star Wars trailer has dropped, and – predictably – the internet is aflutter. However, one of many the reasons for this reaction stems from an atypical source… reports have been doing the rounds that the film’s director – Rian Johnson – advises fans to avoid the trailer!
In actual fact, the man was was conversing on twitter; the crux of the conversation being it’s a great trailer in Johnson’s opinion, but if you don’t want ANY spoilers AT ALL, maybe don’t watch the highlight reel they’re using to sell the damn movie. HOWEVER, the bottom-feeders who make up the internet’s entertainment media can smell click-bait from a parsec away, and quickly pulled a few words out of context, and ran headlines such as:
“Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi NEW TRAILER: ‘Absolutely AVOID IT’ warns Rian Johnson”. Note that the capitalisation there was added by the so-called journalist!
Anyone seeing this kind of headline is liable to assume the trailer is simply rotten with spoilers at best, or at worst, a trailer so crummy the film’s creator wants nothing to do with it. I know they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but that has got to be getting close!
Moral of the story, folks – don’t believe everything you read on the internet… unless you read it here!