26 Dec 2019 11:47 AM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Responds To #ThankYouRianJohnson

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is grateful for the love that fans have been sharing on social media with the #ThankYouRianJohnson hashtag on Twitter.

The divisiveness of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has rekindled conversations about The Last Jedi, both good and bad. While there are fans who have returned to troll Episode VIII, those who truly enjoyed the Star Wars film have decided to combat the negativity by expressing their gratitude towards Rian Johnson and his work. Taking to Twitter, fans have turned #ThankYouRianJohnson into a trending hashtag, listing down all of the different things they love about The Last Jedi.

Johnson has just recently taken notice of the hashtag, and the director is returning the love in kind. Taking to Twitter, Johnson makes a hashtag of his own: #thankyoustarwarsfans.

"Endlessly awed by your passion, creativity, anger, joy, positivity, excitement, engagement and love. You continuously defy every cynical narrative. You're the best. #thankyoustarwarsfans," the filmmaker wrote on his post.

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It's nice to see Star Wars fans celebrating their love for The Last Jedi in the wake of The Rise of Skywalker.

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J.J. Abram's new Star Wars movie seemed to disregard and refute many of Johnson's creative decisions in The Last Jedi. This has encouraged trolls to continue attacking the filmmaker, jabbing at The Last Jedi for subverting fan expectations and for allegedly "misusing" legacy characters like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Seeing Star Wars fans combat these trolls with love and with gratitude gives a certain sense of pleasure and warmth.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is currently screening in cinemas.

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