Star Wars: Admiral Ackbar star SLAMS The Last Jedi and Holdo – ‘I was NOT really thrilled’

The Last Jedi is certainly a controversial film in the Star Wars canon, with many fans being very critical of the movie since its release in Christmas 2017. Now one of its stars has lashed out at Episode VIII during an interview at Star Wars Celebration. Tom Kane voiced Admiral Ackbar in The Last Jedi and didn’t hold back on how he felt about his character’s death scene. Fans will remember Akbar died in the same explosion that put Leia in a coma.

Kane told The Star Wars Show Live!: “I was not really thrilled with how they blew him out the side of the ship.”

The voice actor then went on to criticise Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo, who sacrificed herself by jumping to lightspeed through Supreme Leader Snoke’s Star Destroyer, allowing other ships to reach Crait alive.

In Kane’s view, such a moment should have been reserved for Ackbar, as a  character who’s already appeared in two other Star Wars movies, compared to Holdo who had only been introduced in The Last Jedi.

Kane added: “I’m like, ‘Who is this Holdo woman?’”

He continued: “Nobody knows her, no one’s invested in her — who is she? Why is she saving the fleet? If anyone was gonna save the fleet it’d be Ackbar.”

Kane was quickly cut off by the Star Wars Show host, trying to move the topic on.

Host Max Scoville later tweeted: “Yeah, it’s Star Wars Celebration, it’s about focusing on the parts that make us happy and celebrating them. 

“It’s in the title. Didn’t want to dwell on negative stuff.”


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