Father and son screenwriting pair Lawrence and Joe Kasdan opened up on the franchises that inspired their prequel adaptation of the classic Star Wars character.
Despite having a cameo in the movie and being friends with director Rian Johnson, the actor is adamant that his defense is not compromised.
As the long-awaited trailer continues to be held back by Disney and Lucasfilm, the movie's narrative has been released as test footage is seen for the first time.
With little known about the Disney spinoff since the firings of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Atlanta star has addressed some of the speculation and outlined exactly what has changed.
Admitting that his 1999 prequel jerked the audience around in terms of tone and storytelling, the filmmaker lifts the lid 19 years after the blockbuster.
From directors to pop stars and A-list actors in their own right, the 2017 Disney blockbuster had the scope to bring in a string of celebs for this installment. Did you catch them all?
Receiving a strong backlash from approximately 10-20% of fans on Twitter, the filmmaker defended his role in the sequel to say that he had to stick true to his personal vision.
Rian Johnson opens the lid on his 2017 blockbuster, including his creative choices on Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and what lays in store for Episode IX
The 2017 Disney blockbuster has broken through the $100m barrier, but moviegoers cannot agree on the merits of this year's sequel.
Two Star Wars features are said to be closing in as Disney cash in on their mega franchise courtesy of further spinoffs.
Somehow managing to live up to the hype and then some, Rian Johnson's installment stays true to the mythology while playing around with convention.
The man who has just helmed Star Wars: The Last Jedi will get to oversee three more titles as Disney expand the universe.