'Star Wars 8' News: Original Trilogy Pattern Followed? Kylo Ren Actor Adam Driver's Rare Episode 8 Script Discussion -- Middle Version Of 'Empire Strikes Back' Movie?

In Star Wars 8 news, Adam Driver talked about the Episode 8 script. It seems he had equated the film to the tone of The Empire Strikes Back, according to Collider Videos. It is interesting how they are both second movies of their corresponding trilogies, right? So it's rather good news to hear how Episode 5 of the original trilogy is likened to the modern-day one because it was typically considered the best of the three and quite dark.

The Middle Version Of Empire Strikes Back

John Campea of Collider Videos does recognize that by "switching gears" between the two directors, you are likely to get a different tone. Also, referencing the comparison made by Adam Driver regarding Star Wars 7 and Episode 8, Campea discussed what to expect in Episode 8.
"If they follow the pattern of the original trilogy, and so far they sort of have, thenyou know in the second chapter things don't necessarily go all that well. And for a guy to bringin that sort of perspective, Rian Johnson's the guy."
Jon Schnepp labeled Star Wars 8 to a "middle Empire Strikes Back version" and says that he feels that Rian Johnson knows what he's getting into and is very familiar with the Star Wars universe.

J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, The Force Awakens Vs. Episode 8

In an earlier report, after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans and audiences wondered how much director Rian Johnson will follow in the footsteps of J.J. Abrams. Adam Driver compared the two directors, first starting off comparing their temperaments.
"Their temperaments are different."
Driver further described the moving pieces in The Force Awakens and that he had to get himself established by familiarizing himself with that world. It took developing a language for the project, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"I feel like there was so many moving pieces in the first one – just trying to solve it and set the vocabulary for what it was. There's a lot of that anxiety is gone, because people have developed a language."
That being said, there's something to be said of Rian Johnson coming into the middle of all this. Adam thought this was a sizable testament on the director's part. Driver expressed his eagerness to hit the ground running and working with Johnson. He was also impressed with the Star Wars 8 script.
"I think it's more of a testament to Rian coming into something very established and making it [his own]. I can't wait to get on set, just because he's so unassuming and intelligent and approachable. The script they've come up with is really great."
The Star Wars 8 tone was compared by Driver to be similar to The Empire Strikes Back. He feels the audience would be ready for some "nuance and ambiguity," according to Making Star Wars.
"It's great. It's similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone. For that people always go "oooh, it's dark" but I don't know that it necessarily is. It's just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear. He trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. He's not dumbing anything down for someone and that's really fun to play."
It is interesting to finally hear from Adam Driver in regard to Star Wars 8 as he hasn't spoken much about it until now and stands in alignment with what his fellow actors said, according to Making Star Wars.

Will Kylo Ren Go Deeper To The Dark Side Than Darth Vader?

Star Wars 8 conjecture and speculation went around the table at Collider Videos regarding The Empire Strikes Back similarities to the upcoming sequel.

Will there be another carbonite-like experience in this film? Since Darth Vader eventually went to the good side, will Kylo Ren follow suit? Chances could be less likely because he killed his father Han Solo, a sign of him choosing a darker path.

Will Kylo Ren go deeper to The Dark Side more so than his grandfather because after all, he is driven to "finish what he started"?

For an even more interesting twist, how about Rey giving into hate?

Star Wars 8 is scheduled to open in theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.

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