Who needs a lightsaber when you’ll be able to have a high-powered assault rifle?
Disney is being shot down for featuring what appears to be an unmodified AK-47 in its upcoming “Star Wars” prequel series, “Andor.”
A full-length trailer for the 12 episode series dropped Monday, with fans furious after noticing an unnamed character brandishing what appears to be the controversial rifle during an motion scene.
Longtime lovers of the George Lucas sci-fi franchise say the inclusion of the weapon is unfaithful to the “Star Wars” universe and have slammed “Andor” producers as “lazy.”
It’s also likely that gun reform campaigners shall be triggered by the looks of an AK-47 in a Disney show, particularly in light of recent mass shootings.
“Star Wars” fans are furious after a trailer for the upcoming prequel series “Andor” showe a personality brandishing what appears to be an AK-47.Disney+
While “Star Wars” prop teams have often used real-life weapons as the premise for fictional munitions featured within the franchise, this appears to be the primary time an unmodified real-life weapon has appeared within the “Star Wars” world — and fans aren’t blissful.
“5 seconds into the trailer and also you’ve already pissed me off,” one fan raged. “The guy has got a f–king AK-47! IN A STAR WARS SHOW! YOU’RE SO LAZY! You couldn’t be bothered to design an area gun. I’m so drained. So very drained.”
“Hard pass, no aliens and just a daily old AK-47. No creativity. Where does this happen.. Russia or Ukraine? How dumb,” one other complained.
“That design clearly being a prop AK-47 is just lazy. Hell, the guy looks like he’s wearing a jacket and hoodie. These aren’t Star Wars designs,” a 3rd person fumed.
While “Star Wars” prop teams have often used real-life weapons as the premise for the fictional munitions featured within the franchise, this appears to be the primary time an unmodified real-life weapon has appeared in “Star Wars.” Harrison Ford is pictured in 1977’s “A Latest Hope.”©Lucasfilm Ltd./courtesy Everet
Based on the web site Task & Purpose, George Lucas “drew on real life conflicts” when he began making movies back within the Nineteen Seventies
For example, he purportedly claimed that the Rebels, featured in 1977’s “A Latest Hope,” were inspired by the Viet Cong within the Vietnam War. On the time, many Viet Cong fighters used AK-47s, but Lucas didn’t dream of including the true rifle in his movie. As an alternative, he used the gun as the premise by which to create the fictional A280 blaster rifle, which was famously featured within the film.
Task & Purpose is bemoaning the seeming lack of imagination in the brand new “Andor” series, saying the nuance and creativity displayed by Lucas now appear to be in brief supply.
“It appears subtext is now just text,” the location tartly wrote.
Two AK-47s are pictured (above center). Based on Britannica, the rifle is “possibly essentially the most widely used shoulder weapon on the planet.”Shutterstock
Meanwhile, the inclusion of the AK-47 could prove problematic for Disney given the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, Latest York; Ulvade, Texas; and Highland Park, Illinois.
While none of those mass shootings were carried out with an AK-47, the alleged perpetrators used similar weapons to slaughter their victims. Last week, within the wake of the violent attacks, the House passed a bill that will ban the sale of assault-style weapons, including the AK-47.
The weapon was first designed within the Soviet Union back within the Nineteen Forties and have become extremely popular the world over in the following many years. Based on Britannica, it’s “possibly essentially the most widely used shoulder weapon on the planet.”
The Post has reached out to Disney for comment. “Andor” premieres on Disney+ on Sept. 21.