In a now deleted tweet, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo talks compromises with Bad Robot on The Force Awakens. As said, the post, which certainly caused a bit of a story when it went live has now been deleted. Therefore the Link Here, actually goes nowhere currently.
However, what can’t be deleted easily is the fact I read it myself. So here is what it actually said in relation to why Coruscant wasn’t the center of the Republic in The Force Awakens.
“Basically BR (Bad Robot) wanted it blown up; LFL didn’t. Hosnian Prime was the unsatisfying middle ground. It happens.”
Hidalgo then went on more in another comment. I cannot quote this one exactly any longer. However Hidalgo basically intimated that the Star Killer base idea as a whole was a bad call. He made no mention of who’s idea using Star Killer base was. Therefore we cannot say for certain this was something J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot company wanted or not? My guess is that this was also a Bad Robot (Abrams) decision.
It’s very clear that the Star Wars sequel trilogy was overall rushed and the wrong people were brought in to make it happen. Whether you think TFA is a decent movie or not, the one thing Abrams seemed intent on doing was resetting the balance to what it was during the OT. In other words once again have a small batch of Rebels against an overpowering Empire. Clearly Star Killer base and blowing up the Republic’s entire military in one fell swoop was a way to press that reset button.
Yet right from day one watching TFA I had an issue with how any of this was a good story decision? Instead it always seems like a way to say, forget those prequels, here’s the Star Wars the way you all remember liking it. The result, was that the ST peeved fans on all sides by it’s finale. Even the fans on board and in love with The Last Jedi hated the way it was all retconned in Rise of Skywalker. I guess the fact this tweet is now deleted less than 24 hours later means that Hidalgo got into trouble for this one.
Honestly, my hope is that Abrams, and by proxy Bad Robot, never go near another Star Wars project again. Right now, I have to say that does seem the likely result, but who knows? What do you think of his comments as Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo talks compromises with Bad Robot on The Force Awakens? Sound off below as always.