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Jon M. Chu, director known as Podres de Ricos (2018), is interested in working on the development of a series about Rose Tico, a character in the last Star Wars trilogy.
Played by Kelly Marie Tran, Rose Tico had her debut in the franchise in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), but it did not please most of the audience and had her role reduced to less than two minutes on screen in The Ascension Skywalker, which hit theaters on December 19th.
However, the reduction in the importance of the character had a negative impact on those who liked Rose, who had nothing against the character or are only against all the bullying that had been practiced even with the actress, who had to move away from social networks.
After the film’s release, there were many online comments released in defense of Tico and Tran, as well as harsh criticism of Disney / Lucasfilm for being frightened by the haters It is preferred to let the character fall into oblivion instead of giving her the opportunity to develop and win more fans.
As the first character of Asian descent to appear in the franchise, it is extremely understandable that Jon M. Chu was the first successful (and so far unique) director to speak out about giving the character and his actress a second chance after all this controversy.
Last Friday (27), Chu published on his Twitter:
“Ok, Disney +. Put me in charge. Let’s make this series happen. #RoseTicoMereceMais”
The message was directed directly to Disney +, suggesting the possibility of a series or even a movie for the Disney streaming platform, which has been dedicated to expanding the universe of Star Wars with the series of The Mandalorian, whose final episode went to air this week, and the promise of a production about Obi Wan Kenobi expected in the near future.
Despite being a plausible possibility, Disney has not expressed any interest in turning the story of Rose Tico into a spin-off in any way.
Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Rise Skywalker continues to show in theaters.