31 May 2017 6:14 PM +00:00 UTC

The Last Jedi Director Responds To Concerns That Film Would Recycle Old Star Wars Stories

Though there's a lot of anticipation and excitement building up over Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a lot of fans have been worrying endlessly that the sequel trilogy's upcoming installment would end up recycling imagery and stories from previous entries in the Star Wars franchise.

With many labeling J.J. Abram's The Force Awakens as a rehash of the original Star Wars film, A New Hope, some have been concerned that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would do the same and shape the movie after Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

Now, taking to Twitter, Johnson tries to assuage fan's fears over recycled story points and imagery by responding to a Star Wars follower on the social media site.

Johnson hasn't been the only one constantly telling the media that The Last Jedi would be different compared to other Star Wars movies. Star Wars Legend Mark Hamill has also said in an interview with Vanity Fair that the film is a departure from what many fans have been used to in previous episodes in the franchise. If Johnson's words aren't enough, maybe Hamilll's might add some weight and assurance to those nagging doubts on the quality of The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas on December 15, 2017.

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