Via an email exchange he recently conducted with Huffington Post, Adam Driver spoke briefly about director Rian Johnson and how he has created “new rules” for that galaxy far, far away with the development of The Last Jedi.

Q: You’ve said you think Episode VIII is “remarkable.” What do you think fans can expect?

A: I said what Rian had written was remarkable. He created new rules for the “Star Wars” universe and balanced the familiar and unfamiliar very adeptly while respecting that his audience can handle ambiguity. Which you can see in his previous films. Characters and story are his priority.

The Last Jedi lands in theaters in the US on December 15.