Max provides an overview of the current Lucasfilm debacle where a senior executive opened himself up for scrutiny
Recently, a fan posted a reaction to Luke Skywalker appearing in the Season finale of The Mandalorian, and the Lucasfilm Story Group guru Pablo Hidalgo responded with a strange tweet saying “Emotions are not for sharing”. The fan took this the hard way and in the current 2020 cancel culture, other fans are calling for Pablo’s “cancellation” and his firing from Lucasfilm.
What in the moons of Mustafar is going on? Yes, Pablo’s tweet was weird but it isn’t something to go crazy about. Pablo Hidalgo is a veteran of Star Wars since before Disney and is the writer of the very popular Star Wars Visual Guides and has done extensive work for the old Star Wars WEG RPG.
He was also a Twitter confidant, who answered fans’ questions on Twitter (including mine) and even appeared at the end of every Rebels Recon episode to answer a question fans had about Rebels. The videos jokingly implied that Hidalgo was less than enthusiastic about doing this every week, and it appears to have a grain of truth. He locked his account and stopped answering questions. The questions were then directed to fellow Story Group Member, Matt Martin who is a kind and responsive guy. Yet, even he is not immune to scrutiny and a few months ago; was criticized for saying Star Wars is just fiction. Well… isn’t it?
Some other nasty people even went so far as to say that Pablo is jealous that Jon Favreau is “doing better” with expanding the franchise. I doubt this is the case. Pablo has deleted the tweet and has not responded to it…yet. This writer also remembers Pablo getting mad on Twitter at a fan who claimed he “ruined” Star Wars. So, would it appear that Pablo has a dark side like everyone else? Did he need to tweet “Emotions are not for sharing?” because he was jealous? I hardly doubt this is the case, but Star Wars fans need to chill. This is exactly why Leland Chee, the Keeper of the Holocron, rarely if ever fields fan questions; and he is the most qualified to do so!
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Max Nocerino is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter where he shares his love of the Force frequently!