During the D23 Expo, director Rian Johnson was asked to compare The Last Jedi to the rest of the Star Wars franchise.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was 2015 hit but its script was reminiscent of A New Hope. Even when the The Last Jedi’s storyline is still kept under wraps, fans are ready to compare it to The Empire Strikes Back. However, Rian Johnson, who is hoping to put his own unique spin on the film.
Speaking to Fandango at D23, Johnson was asked how he would compare his Star Wars film to the rest of the Saga. “The temptation is to say, well it’s a middle chapter, so it’s got kind of an Empire thing,”Johnson explained. “But at the same time, I really wanted to maintain the same sense of fun that J.J. [Abrams] had in The Force Awakens, that to some extent in Return Of The Jedi, which I was like 10 years old, that was primed for me when that came out, and the sense of playfulness, I think. So when I say Empire, I guess I don’t want to give the impression that it’s kind of a dark, gloom and doom. It was also very important to me that this was a fun adventure. I don’t know, it’s a mixed bag of a lot of different stuff. And hopefully some unique stuff too.
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