Star Wars has been aggressively, even lovingly mocked since the moment Carrie Fisher walked on to the Saturday Night Live stage in 1978 dressed as Princess Leia. The franchise has been spoofed by Family Guy, Robot Chicken, The Muppets and even the great Mel Brooks. When the Internet came along, things got even bigger for Star Wars comedy, providing fans the world over the chance to share short films, songs, fan art ... and this thing, which still makes me laugh unreasonably hard:
The point is, we've been mocking Star Wars for four decades, even when the franchise was dormant ... and we don't seem to be done yet. Jason Freidberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo behind recent installments in the Scary Movie franchise, Vampires Suck and other genre spoof films, have announced that they will write and direct Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a new comedy presumably in their throw-every-gag-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks style. No word yet on who might star or when the film will be released, but the duo hopes to start shooting this fall.
This isn't surprising news. Star Wars is red-hot right now, so if you have a chance to cash in with jokes at its expense, now would be the time. That said, if you read that title and audibly groaned, just know you weren't alone.