It might be onerous to be upset for those who’re a Star Wars fan proper now. Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens efficiently relaunched the franchise and have become one of many highest-grossing films ever made, plus Star Wars: Rogue One has already made greater than $500 million worldwide and delivered on its promise, by most accounts. Now we will stay up for Star Wars eight, which is due out in rather less than a 12 months. Updates on the film have been minimal, however director Rian Johnson did just lately take a while out of his busy schedule to defend the Star Wars prequels.
Rian Johnson determined to Tweet a response to a few followers who had been having a little bit of a dialog on Twitter about how a lot they hated the prequel trilogy. Frequent apply amongst Star Wars followers. On this case, not even simply that they hated them, however extra that they felt making the Star Wars prequels was a dangerous concept within the first place. Rian Johnson had a reasonably fascinating and convincing response. Here’s what he needed to say.
“@HeerJeet Pssst. Satan’s advocate: the prequels are a 7 hour lengthy children film about how worry of loss turns good individuals into fascists.”
You’ll be onerous pressed to discover a Star Wars fan who would not at the very least have some issues with the prequels. Even essentially the most assured defender of the flicks nonetheless cringes when Jar Jar Binks makes his manner on display. That stated, taking a look at them as “children” films that try to train an fascinating lesson, as Rian Johnson does, is type of a compelling argument. Granted, that may’t probably repair the precise issues that exist in films like Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, however it’s in all probability good that the man directing the subsequent Star Wars film is in a position to take a look at the franchise in such a manner. Why not take a look at the nice that exists in what got here earlier than and use that to your benefit?
At this level, for all we all know, Rian Johnson might have made a three-hour film about Gungans that occurs to function Luke Skywalker and Rey, as a result of we severely know little or no about Star Wars: Episode VIII for the time being. Whereas that’s extremely unlikely, bordering on not possible, it’s attainable that the subsequent episodic Star Wars film might take some constructive cues from the prequels. Like, if Ewan McGregor exhibits up as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a flashback sequence, for example. We do know that we’ll be getting a title and possibly a trailer someday within the subsequent few months. Almost definitely at Star Wars celebration in April.
George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels stands out as the stain on a galaxy far, distant that many followers strive their greatest to overlook about, however we do have one good prequel film now within the type of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, because it takes place earlier than Star Wars: A New Hope. We’ll should see how Star Wars eight shakes out, however at the very least Rian Johnson appears to have a very good grip on the nice in Star Wars. Star Wars: Episode VIII is ready for launch on December 15, 2017. You possibly can try the Twitter change for your self under.
@HeerJeet Pssst. Satan’s advocate: the prequels are a 7 hour lengthy children film about how worry of loss turns good individuals into fascists. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 26, 2016