"All in all, we expect that 2019's Star Wars Episode IX will do quite well at the box office, probably exceeding Last Jedi, and that other Star Wars Story films will likely average closer to Rogue One than Solo, assuming Disney can execute on quality and marketing". Some were so outraged by the storylines they demanded the movie be forever removed from Star Wars canon.
Meanwhile, Tran has since been receiving an outpouring of support from her fans and followers.
After the film's release in December, "fans" began harassing the Vietnamese-American actress over Rose's ethnicity and some even chose to change her name on FANDOM wiki pages, such as Wookieepedia. "We're the VAST majority", noted the Last Jedi director. One post, among the many saved by fans before the account was deleted, reads, "I avoided public social media for a long time purely because I was afraid".
In December several news sites reported sexist and racist comments were aimed at Tran after her appearance in the The Last Jedi.
Racist remarks, attacks on her Star Wars character Rose Tico, and claims that Tran "ruined" The Last Jedi all proliferated in the comments, whether or not her posts were related to Star Wars.
Johnson acknowledged that the Star Wars franchise has a number of toxic fans but reminded everyone that not all the fandom is equally vicious.
While it has yet to be confirmed or debunked if Tran wiped her account due to harassment, many fans on Twitter were outraged at the idea that members of the fandom could be the reason for the actress shying away from social media.
Wendig, who noted that he adores Tran's bio line on Instagram, wrote that the actress "is a force for light and joy" and doesn't deserve such poor treatment.
At this time a year ago, Kelly Marie Tran's most impressive IMDB credit was either her role in the indie horror anthology XOXO or her appearance on IFC's Comedy Bang! "I will not apologise for how I look, what I say and how I live my life cause what's happening inside in much more important anyway. And I was like, 'I'm out, '" she said. Simple as that. That is not what I signed up for.