When Mel Brooks released Spaceballs in 1987, there were but a mere three Star Wars films in the world. Now that we've gotten five more, with countless others coming, the time for a new parody is ripe.
The Siths who dare make light of the galaxy far, far away are Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who co-wrote the original Scary Movie as well as Leslie Nielsen's Spy Hard; they went on to pen and direct Date Movie, Epic Movie and Disaster Movie. As of 2010's Vampires Suck (a Twilight jab), their spoofs have been franchise-specific: The Starving Games, Superfast! (Fast and the Furious burn) and the in-production Liam Neeson send-up Who the F#@K Took My Daughter?
So take all that and calculate your expectations. Then add this legitimately strong title to your consideration: Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
Timely, considering Rogue One just came out in December and The Last Jedi was only announced as the Episode VIII subtitle a couple weeks ago. Still doesn't beat this, though:
Producer Paul Hanson tells The Hollywood Reporter that Friedberg and Seltzer—who will write and direct this one as well—"are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into what audiences love," adding he admires "their fearless take on pop culture."
Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2 will likely begin filming this fall. If it wants to go head to head with a real Star Wars flick, the Han Solo movie will be out next year.
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