There’s a Star Wars story today that’s beginning to go viral, and it’s due to a writer at Yahoo saying that JJ Abrams said something he didn’t about Star Wars canon.
In an article about a joking piece that MTV News did with Abrams where he asked “Yes” or “No” questions in a humorous way, Yahoo stated this which people aren’t even researching before spreading:
“That Abrams has excluded midi-chlorians from The Force Awakens is not surprising, since the director has said he is only treating the original trilogy as canon.”
Yahoo is referencing comments made by him at San Diego Comic Con where he never said that, yet The Hollywood Reporter claimed he did::
“Abrams said that episodes IV, V and VI were treated as canon. “We wanted to tell a story that would make us feel,” the director explained, later adding: “The power that has come before is so deep you have to harness it but you canâ€™t be blinded by it.”
Unfortunately what Yahoo doesn’t know when making up fake JJ Abrams quotes is that he doesn’t decide what is or is not canon when it comes to Star Wars. Lucasfilm does, and they say the official Star Wars canon consists of the six movies, Clone Wars, and new content:
â€œThis includes the six Star Wars episodes, and the many hours of content he developed and produced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. These stories are the immovable objects of Star Wars history, the characters and events to which all other tales must align.â€
It’s sad that there are people who hate an entire generation’s Star Wars so much that they’ll make up fake quotes and attribute them to JJ Abrams just to make it seem like the Prequels aren’t canon.