Star Wars: The Last Jedi director addresses concerns that the film will be a retread of Empire Strikes back…
Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has been hounded of late. Hounded by concerned Star Wars fans over The Last Jedi’s central plot, and the fact that many believe it will be a re-telling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
A big complaint from 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was that it was basically a retread of Star Wars: A New Hope. This is, in my opinion, an unfair comparison, as director J.J. Abrams was tasked with breathing life into a stagnant franchise, and he did it in the best way possible: By making a film that was both familiar and unique in its telling.
Back to Rian Johnson. He is well known for interacting with fans on Twitter, so, it’s no surprise when one fan kept asking the director about his concerns, he responded in kind. A Twitter user by the name of Concerned Fan, began tweeting Johnson about The Last Jedi:
Johnson responded professionally and without dismissing Concerned Fan, outright.
The fan goes on to barrage Johnson with several tweets regarding the look and feel of The Last Jedi, citing fan sites who can only guess at this point what the film will look like:
Rian Johnson did respond to the barrage from an anonymous Twitter account created in May of 2017, with only two followers and no profile picture.
And then the director sends the anonymous Twitter troll back into his cave with a very nice and succinct tweet.
Well done, Rian Johnson! Look, we’re all for fan interaction, as well as concern over the direction in which the sequel trilogy is headed. But, how can you form an educated opinion about a film you haven’t seen yet, and that only has one trailer released to its name?
Star Wars fans need to back off Rian Johnson, and just be happy we have a new film hitting theaters this Christmas. If you can’t be happy about that, then there really is no helping you.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, premieres worldwide on December 15, later this year.