“Star Wars” fans were left disappointed and outraged over the treatment of Kelly Marie Tran’s character, Rose Tico, in the new “Star Wars” film, “The Rise of Skywalker”.
Among those unsatisfied with Tran’s lack of screen time was “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu, who tweeted on Thursday night, “Ok @disneyplus . Put me in coach. Let’s make this series happen. #RoseTicoDeservedBetter @starwars”.
Rose Tico, a major character in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, has been silently removed from Star Wars merchandise for the next film in the franchise.
The character, played by actress Kelly Marie Tran, was the first woman of color in the Star Wars universe when she was introduced in 2017.
Nerds of Color hosted “Rally for Rose” at Bayfront Park between Hall H and the Hilton outside of Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Saturday.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is now in theaters and moviegoers can’t stop talking about it, especially right next to one of the film’s newest stars Kelly Marie Tran.
Tran, who landed a breakthrough role in “The Last Jedi” as Rose Tico, a mechanic for the Resistance whose older sister Paige Tico (played by Vietnamese actress Veronica Ngo) fights alongside Poe Dameron, was at a pub in Leicester Square, London when she noticed a group of people sitting beside her discussing the movie they’d just seen.
Disney and Lucasfilm have finally released the Tico Sisters action figures for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, and many Asian American fans were quite pleased with the studios’ toys.
The studios released several products from Hasbro involving the two characters, Rose and Paige Tico, who are played by Vietnamese-American actress Kelly Marie Tran and Vietnamese actress Veronica Ngo, respectively, during its recent Force Friday II event just after midnight on September 1.