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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Director Now "Even More" Proud Of Film

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Director Now "Even More" Proud Of Film

Rian Johnson has spoken out about The Last Jedi, confirming that he's "even more proud" of the film now.

The Last Jedi has always been a topic of controversy for Star Wars fans. Usually, I think the following statement is a vast oversimplification but I truly think it’s one of those films you either love or hate. Directed by Rian Johnson, the film subverted a ton of the franchise’s usual tropes and personally? I was all for it. Johnson was ripped apart for his efforts though and it’s only now, years later, that he’s reflected on the experience.

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Johnson confirmed that five years after the release of The Last Jedi, he’s “even more proud” of the film. Speaking to Empire, Johnson explained that the film’s “ultimate intent” was to explore the “basic fundamental power of myth.” He explained, "Ultimately, I hope the film is an affirmation of the power of the myth of Star Wars in our lives.”

Touching on Luke’s death, Johnson explained that the scene is “defying the notion of, 'Throw away the past,' and embracing what actually matters about his myth and what’s going to inspire the next generation.” He went on, “So for me, the process of stripping away is always in the interest of getting to something essential that really matters."

Despite the mixed reception to the film, Johnson is working on his own Star Wars trilogy although that’s been put on the back-burner for now. I sense that the general consensus is shifting on The Last Jedi, with more fans appreciating its unique approach. I personally would love to see a trilogy from Johnson. Here’s hoping.

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Topics: Star Wars, TV And Film, Disney