Director Rian Johnson Says He Wouldn't Change Anything about THE LAST JEDI
There are a lot of fans that would love to change a lot of things about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, director Rian Johnson loves his movie the way it is and he stands by all of the choices he made. He is so confident in his film that he recently said that he wouldn't change a thing about it.
During an interview with /Film, the director opened up about the fan hate and explained what he was feeling when the hate tweets started rolling in:
“The crazy thing is, I had no perspective on these tweets. I had no perspective in terms of how big a group of people this was, even what they were upset about specifically. Over the next few weeks, I was able to contextualize it and feel much better about it. But at the time, I thought, ‘Oh my god, does everybody hate this? Did I totally mess up, was I wrong?’ And I had a very dark hour of the soul…because I had no context for this.”
Johnson went on to say that the hate tweets only make up about 5% of The Last Jedi related tweets with the rest being very positive. When thinking about all of the things that he had read, he explained that there was nothing that made him feel like he should want to change anything:
"There’s nothing I’ve read or seen that’s made me think, ‘Oh god, I did kind of mess that up, I would’ve done that differently if I could go back. I still genuinely believe in all the decisions I’ve made."
The director was then asked if all the backlash he got from the fans would influence the development of his new Star Wars trilogy that he's currently developing. Johnson responded with, “No, I don’t think so."
I would hope not. It's good to hear that Johnson is standing by the choices he made with The Last Jedi and that he's moving forward with no regrets. I thought he ended up doing an awesome job with the movie. I'll admit, the film isn't perfect, but I had a blast watching it, and it was so different from anything we'd seen before in a Star Wars film.
Apparently, a lot of other fans loved it as well as the movie has grossed over 1.2 billion worldwide and is ranked in the top 10 of highest grossing movies of all time.
What do you think about what Johnson had to say here?