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Rian Johnson Doesn’t Regret Killing Snoke In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’!

The latest Star Wars Episode has earned over a billion dollars at the box office and is still adding more to its tally, but, it has been subject to a mixed response from the fans since its release.

Among the commonest complaints is about the treatment of Snoke’s character by writer/director Rian Johnson, who was elevated to become a mysterious new lead villain in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but, got killed quickly in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While Johnson has acknowledged the complaints, he doesn’t have any regrets about the issue.

Johnson was in discussion with Film about the sequence where Kylo Ren killed his master, disclosing what he thinks of the decision after seeing the fan backlash.

A lot of things that ended up taking hold in the fan community in terms of who is Snoke, who are Rey’s parents, and the fever pitch that those rose to, I obviously knew those were questions you had coming out of Force Awakens, but I didn’t have the weight of the fan expectation of what the payoff of those questions would be,” said Johnson. “Which I think was a good thing.”

Johnson didn’t reconsider or alter his script due to the fan reactions to The Force Awakens, and according to him, as soon as that film was released, production started on the sequel.

“I guess what I’m trying to say is, the timing of it was, it’s not like I was aware of those expectations and was purposefully trying to poke people in the eye,” Johnson added, “I was writing to my honest gut reactions to what the most powerful turn of events would be to those questions.”

No matter what Johnson said, fans are not expected to revisit their stance.Just the way when at the time of The Empire Strikes Back’s release, a lot of fans reacted negatively, but, it went on to become one of the most loved Star Wars films among the fans later, time will be the only judge who will reveal where The Last Jedi will stand after a few years.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still playing in a few theaters.