• Director Rian Johnson gave an interview at the TIFF. 1 / 9

  • He said he didn't like The Empire Strikes Back when it first came out. 2 / 9

  • "That's the one that, even though at that time I had that reaction to it, it stuck in me..." 3 / 9

    Vader reveals makes Luke an offer in Empire.
  • The interviewer linked initial Empire reactions to the vocal detractors of Johnson's The Last Jedi. 4 / 9

  • But Rian Johnson proved that he was balanced in the Force with this statement: 5 / 9

  • "You can't be angry at one side of it when it's the reason the positive is so passionate, you know?" 6 / 9

  • Both The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi feature fan-favorite Yoda... 7 / 9

  • Frank Oz, Yoda's voice actor, will appear in Johnson's Knives Out. 8 / 9

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