Adam Driver has taken back his comments, in which he appeared to compare the upcoming Star Wars 8 to The Empire Strikes Back.
Driver, who plays Kylo Ren in the upcoming episode, told Vanity Fair that his words were misinterpreted:
“No, no, and that’s not even what I said. What I said was the tone of it was different, I didn’t say that it was gonna be in the vein of [The Empire Strikes Back] — I was using it as an example, so poor example.”
“Next time I should say — I’m trying to think of another sequel to a movie that’s good. When I read the script, it was not what I expected, in the best of ways.”
Driver previously made the comparisons during an interview with Collider:
“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.”
In his latest interview, Driver was so wary of fans reading too much into his words, that he refused to talk about the film anymore.
Star Wars: Episode VIII hits screens on 15 December 2017. And you can next see Driver this December in Paterson, check out the trailer: