‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ was a polarizing movie for many and fans that haven’t been thrilled with the film are wondering what Rian Johnson will be doing with his own trilogy. If any of those who have been negative about it thought that he might change his directing style, they’d be sadly disappointed. It sounds like the writer and director feels that his creative style comes from the heart and is the right way for him to approach the new films:
“No, not really. I mean, I feel like every Star Wars thing that ever gets made has a big, loud response because Star Wars fans are passionate and that’s what makes them awesome. But no, I don’t think it’s possible when you if you’re really telling a story you care about and having it come from your heart, it’s just not possible to be intellectually processing what everyone else wants. Nor would it be a good thing, a healthy thing. I don’t think that’s a good way to tell a story.”
We all know that “Star Wars” fans have had quite varied opinions on everything from the original trilogy, if Han shot first, the prequel trilogy, and the current focal point nowadays is ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ While the director hopes that fans will enjoy his films, he understands that he can’t please everyone.
Let’s be honest here; genre fans tend to be some of the loudest that you can find as well.
The high point for Johnson though is that fan expectations of a current story arc won’t factor into things that much. He’ll be venturing into new characters and a different part of a galaxy far, far away.
Are you looking forward to seeing a Rian Johnson take of “Star Wars” that doesn’t include existing characters or locations? What themes would you like to see show up in this movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below!