‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson Reveals Why He Took So Many Risks With ‘The Last Jedi

During an interview on Creative Processing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, director Rian Johnson explained why he decided to take so many creative risks with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened to acclaimed from critics and many fans of the franchise who praised director Rian Johnson for taking the series in a new direction while subverting expectations. However, a vocal group of detractors was less-than-thrilled with the creative decisions Rian Johnson made on The Last Jedi and many continue to express their dismay on social media to this day.

When asked why he opted to take so many creative risks on The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson explained that he believes treading new ground and risk-taking is actually in line with what the filmmakers on the previous Star Wars films did:

“I think the instant you start thinking in terms of how do you not step outside of the bounds of what the original movies did, you’re not thinking the way the people who made the original movies did. They were with every movie, they were pushing it forward, with every movie they were stepping outside those bounds and pushing the characters into new, emotionally honest, but surprising places. That’s why those movies are great. That’s why they’re alive. If they had been looking at something that came before it and saying, ‘Oh, we better not do this because that is outside of this or that,’ it would’ve been different.”

Rian Johnson is currently developing a new trilogy of Star Wars film while the sequel trilogy is set to conclude with the upcoming release of The Rise of Skywalker.

How do you feel about Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi? Are you excited to see Rian Johnson’s new trilogy after seeing his work on The Last Jedi? Let us know below!

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.

Source: Creative Processing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (via CinemaBlend)

Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos

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The Witcher Henry CavillNetflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.

A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.

You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."

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Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.

Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.

The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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