The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson to Revisit 'Legacy' of Star Wars' Most Polarizing Film

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The Star Wars universe is easily the most celebrated science-fiction property in the world but it's no secret that over the years, it's had its fair share of ups and downs. But the biggest controversy the franchise faced in recent memory is Disney's handling of the sequel trilogy. Kicking off in 2015, the follow-up to the original trilogy showed tremendous promise but questionable creative decisions ultimately led to them receiving disdain from the fandom.

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Arguably the most polarizing entry in the sequels is The Last Jedi which some consider the worst Star Wars film in existence. Sure, Episode VIII did pretty well at the box office but longtime fans of the Skywalker saga felt alienated by it. This led to Disney eventually dropping director Rian Johnson from the franchise but surprisingly enough, TLJ still had its believers.

Now, almost five years following the release of the divisive film, Johnson is said to be revisiting his work on The Last Jedi. The cover of the latest Empire Magazine issue notes that the Knives Out director is dive deep into the legacy of the film. What they meant by it remains unclear but it looks like Rian is finally comfortable talking about Episode VIII.

We don't know for sure what "legacy" The Last Jedi actually left but there's no denying that the film has generated a cult-like following over the years. Meanwhile, Johnson is said to be working on a brand new Star Wars trilogy but as it stands, details about the project have remained scarce. It would be safe to say that it'll be his shot at redemption and any "mistake" he committed in TLJ won't happen again.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available for streaming on Disney+.