Adam Driver Wants Us to Relax About His Empire Strikes Back Comments
Adam Driver caused a media storm recently when he seemingly compared the Episode VIII script to Empire Strikes Back. But if the actor's recent clarification is to be believed, he wasn't really comparing the two movies at all, but simply using ESB as the prototypical successful sequel.
Last month, Driver said that Episode VIII is "similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone," which led to many outlets claiming that the films might be similar. But now, Driver is insisting that he only meant Episode VIII would have a different tone from The Force Awakens, not that it was similar in tone to Empire Strikes Back:
To be fair, he is still comparing Episode VIII to Empire Strikes Back, but only in general quality (since most good sequels have a different tone from the original) rather than an actual similarity in tone. So anyone claiming that he said the two movies are similar would be exaggerating, but this still sounds very promising.
Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.