‘The Last Jedi’ Isn’t An Homage

   Wochit Entertainment
Star Wars is a cultural institution that is taken very seriously and analyzed within a millimeter of its life. One of the issues with Episode VII in 2015 was the concern the franchise might be too invested in paying tribute to its predecessors. According to The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, Episode VIII isn't a film to place in the “homage” column. Speaking with SciFiNow, Johnson says he’s not immune to the warm memories the franchise that can stir up.