Author Chuck Wendig has reportedly been fired from Marvel due to his social media conduct. The New York Times best-selling author of the Star Wars: Aftermath series Tweeted to fans on Friday that he is no longer working on the Shadow of Vader miniseries for the publisher.
- According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars author, Chuck Wendig has been fired from Marvel saying: “Chuck Wendig says he was removed from the Shadow of Vader series with two issues left unwritten over the ‘negativity and vulgarity’ his tweets bring.”
- He took to Twitter to announce his removal to fans saying in a thread: “Today I got the call. I’m fired. Because of the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring. Seriously, that’s what Mark, the editor said. It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.”
- Just last week, Wendig, who proudly shares his liberal views, drew the attention of conservatives Ben Shapiro and Dinesh D’Souza with a series of Tweets surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.
- Wendig has been working on the five-part miniseries Shadow of Vader as well as an unannounced Star Wars series when he got the call from Marvel that he’d been fired.
- Wendig has also written Hyperion as well as the adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- In Star Wars: Aftermath, Wendig created one of the first gay characters in the franchise’s canon, striking mild controversy with a small, but vocal sub-set of the fandom. His outspoken response to these critics drew backlash and have since made him a target amongst some more conservative Star Wars fans.
- Marvel Entertainment has declined to comment.
Wendig’s Twitter thread:
So, here’s a thing that has happened – I just got fired from Marvel. Taken off issues 4 and 5 of SHADOW OF VADER, and taken off an as-yet-unannounced SW book.
This might be a long thread, so apologies in advance.
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) October 12, 2018