Alright, here’s the latest update in the on-going battle between Star Wars nerds and The Weinstein Company. When we last left our heroes, they had been tempted by the dark side, angered by the prospect of Steven Brill reshooting parts of the upcoming Star Wars-themed comedy Fanboys, despite the fact that they’ve never seen it. So, in a true display of suburban unrest, they banded together, whipped out their lightsabers and headed to local multiplexes where they vehemently refused to buy tickets for the latest Weinstein film Superhero Movie. That’ll teach ‘em to mess with the internet!
Well, strangely, it seems that perhaps some of the commotion did have an affect on the studio stormtroopers after all. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Fanboys director Kyle Newman reveals that, “I have been brought back into the editing room to work on a final version… All the key people are back. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all good.” It remains to be seen what will end up in the final theatrical cut (ie. cancer or no cancer), but clearly the Weinsteins want Newman’s seal of approval on the film before they release it. The question is, by the time this movie finally reaches theatres (at this point, who knows if it will even be out by the end of 2008), will all the whining and complaining have killed any potential buzz it might have had going for it?