'The Last Jedi' Director Survived by Trusting His Inner Fan

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Graeme McMillan talked to Rian Johnson about the pressures of directing a Star Wars film:

Johnson said that his longtime fandom for the franchise had ended up being the key that unlocked his ability to come up with The Last Jedi's storyline. "The first thing I kind of realized was, I have to trust, kind of, my inner fan," he explained. "If it resonates with me, I have to trust that. That's what George [Lucas] did with the original movies, you know?"

Such high hopes. But this sentiment plus everything we've seen so far footage-wise gives me a lot of hope for Episode VIII. Episode IX, on the other hand...

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