Screenwriter Max Landis is no stranger to controversy. The creator and showrunner behind the hit BBC America series Dirk Gently has drummed up more than his share of squabbles in the online community in the past thanks to his candid words on the state of Hollywood and his involvement in (cancelled) adaptations of beloved properties like Power Rangers and Pokémon. But perhaps the biggest backlash he’s received to date came about as a result of his comments on Rey, the lead character of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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