Frank Oz Says STAR WARS Filmmakers Aren't Here to Fulfill Fan Expectations
Frank Oz the puppeteer and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars franchise is looking to stir up the fans with a recent statement he made regarding the complaints fans have had regarding Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
While some fans didn’t care for Johnson’s film, Lucasfilm stood by him and enjoyed working with him so much that he’s now developing his own original Star Wars trilogy. There were also a lot of fans that did appreciate what Johnson brought to the franchise, and Oz is one of the people.
He actually reprised his role of Yoda in the movie and when sharing his feeling regarding The Last Jedi and the complaints of the fans, he said that the filmmakers aren’t there to fulfill fans expectations:
“I love the movie. All the people who don’t like this ‘Jedi’ thing is just horse crap. It’s about expectations. The movie didn’t fill their expectations. But as filmmakers, we’re not here to fulfill people’s expectations.”
Yoda has spoken. He believes that the directors should make their own Star Wars movie, regardless of what the fans wants. I know a lot of fans are going to disagree with that, but that’s obviously how the filmmakers feel. Oz previously talked about how he didn’t understand the fan backlash, saying:
"Yeah, there’s a whole backlash. I couldn’t understand that whole backlash. I didn’t get it. I thought it was a great piece of work. I never understood that backlash. I’m somebody that works with the script, and if the script is there and I believe the script is organic and right for the moment and the character, then that’s kind of all I think about. I don’t think about extra powers or anything, I just go with it. I just don’t consider that really."
What do you all think about Oz’s recent statement?