Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi isn't an homage and pushes the franchise forward, says director Rian Johnson
Fun though Star Wars: The Force Awakens was, it felt like a bit of a retelling of the original Star Wars films and relied a lot on big reveals of beloved established characters.
Director Rian Johnson has taken care to avoid this with his sequel, The Last Jedi, however, which is more about "pushing everything forward."
"I guess I'd be hesitant to use the word 'homage' because that makes it sound like it's just kind of turning the crank and replaying an old tune because we all like it," he told SciFiNow. "But telling a story that brings new things and pushes everything forward in an interesting way, that is in this world that we all recognise, there's something very powerful about that."
21st November 2017