the director of the eighth episode of the movie Star Wars, Ryan Johnson, said that at the beginning of production he faced the attack of Russian bots. They allegedly asked not to kill one of the characters, although there were no prerequisites for this. An unusual spam attack was reported by the Filmschoolrejects website referring to the documentary “The Director and the Jedi” about the shooting of the eighth episode.
According to the publication, in the documentary picture there is a point where Johnson in the early stages of the production of “The Last Jedi” discusses Russia’s attempt to influence the film through social networks. “These Russian accounts have a coordinated effect,” the director noted.
— Сергей Интенед (@will_graham2016) February 25, 2016
As noted in the Filmschoolrejects, at that time Johnson was written from hundreds of accounts with the same request – to save in the plot all three new films of General Hax. This character of the film is known as one of the leaders of the First Order – a fictional state with a military dictatorship.