JJ Abrams and Oscar Isaac on Rise of Skywalker set
JJ Abrams and Oscar Isaac on Rise of Skywalker set

#ReleaseTheJJCut is trending on social media as viewers protest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Today, #ReleaseTheJJCut and #ReleaseTheAbramsCut started trending on Twitter, seemingly sparked by unverifiable rumors detailing alleged Disney-enforced alterations to The Rise of Skywalker. One, in particular, that’s gained traction with fans is a cut scene that would have featured a cameo from Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker’s Force ghost.

As of writing this, “#ReleaseTheJJCut” has become a trending topic on Twitter, with signs that this could be the 2020 version of the Justice League #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement.

Still, the fact viewers are jumping on this trend speaks to the general dissatisfaction surrounding The Rise of Skywalker. It’s quite surprising there was no push for Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s cut of Solo: A Star Wars Story to see the light of day, indicating audiences hold the spinoff in a higher light (they’ve instead campaigned for a sequel to Ron Howard’s movie). Abrams knew going in he wouldn’t be able to please everyone with The Rise of Skywalker, but he probably wasn’t anticipating this sort of development to take hold.

Do you believe the “J.J. Cut” of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out there? 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now in theaters.


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