According to a National Tracking Poll by Morning Consult in 2017, the year that The Last Jedi was released to theaters, Jar Jar Binks was more popular in that year than Kylo Ren. Primary protagonists Rey and Finn were only 2% more popular than Jar Jar. And Poe Dameron doesn’t appear on the list at all.
Well, yesterday Bob Iger met with Kathleen Kennedy, who a lot of people may know is sort of George Lucas’ protege, and headed up Lucasfilm, And they had a conversation, a meeting, and Kathleen Kennedy, her point of view was there are way more Disney Star Wars stories ahead of us than behind us. So we really should think about, do we want to build a Tatooine and build what all of the fiftysomethings remember Star Wars as, or do we want to build something else which is going to appeal to all the upcoming generations who are going to know the new stories.”
Originally published here.