Adam Driver: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Mixes The Familiar With The New

Adam Driver recently praised director Rian Johnson for his work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, noting that the story balances old and new elements well.

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi actor Adam Driver spoke highly of director Rian Johnson’s script, noting that it takes the series in new directions while recognizably remaining in the Star Wars mythology.

The Huffington Post recently communicated with Driver online and asked him about some comments on The Last Jedi. Driver previously described Rian Johnson’s script as being “remarkable”, and the publication pressed him for details. Driver responded with the following:

“[Johnson] created new rules for the Star Wars universe and balanced the familiar and unfamiliar very adeptly while respecting that his audience can handle ambiguity. Which you can see in his previous films. Characters and story are his priority.”

Driver isn’t the first to praise Johnson’s unconventional approach, as The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens scribe Lawrence Kasdan previously praised the story for using some weird ideas (in a great way). Hopefully, Johnson’s work should assure fans that Lucasfilm will be willing to take more risks with future films in the series.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.

Source: The Huffington Post