Star Wars 8 Is ‘More Ominous’ Than The Force Awakens

Star Wars The Last Jedi teaser trailer - Rey training

Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Daisy Ridley has teased that the highly-anticipated sequel has a “more ominous” feel to it than its predecessor. Writer/director Rian Johnson has promised viewers he didn’t skimp on humor (see: his claim BB-8 is the Buster Keaton of Star Wars), but his filmmaking sensibilities certainly lend themselves to a darker narrative. That was readily apparent in the Episode VIII teaser trailer, which established Johnson’s serious approach and a new direction for the saga. Luke Skywalker’s proclamation that it was time for the Jedi to end left fans with a much different set of emotions than Han Solo telling Chewie they were home.

Basically from the beginning, The Last Jedi has been pitched as a more foreboding chapter, an unsurprising development given its status as the middle film in the trilogy. Though Johnson has quelled fears that he’s simply remaking The Empire …

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