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The Force re-awakened Rian Johnson talks evolution of'The Last Jedi

Disney Lucasfilm Director Rian Johnson on the set of"The Last Jedi

On a new episode of The Star Wars Show, host Andi Gutierrez sat down with Lucasfilm Story Group members Leland Chee, Pablo Hidalgo, Matt Martin, and Rayne Roberts for a almost 30-minute discussion about some of the secrets and Easter eggs fans might not have noticed.

Each Star Wars film feels like a culmination of all the ones before it, and The Last Jedi is no exception. Not original trilogy young mind you, but with a well-kept beard, no gray hairs, and a traditional Jedi outfit as opposed to his worn down space parka. In the most recent film, Luke cuts himself off from the Force, ashamed of the betrayal of Ben Solo. "For security it was "air-gapped" - never connected to the internet", Rian Johnson told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.

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Disney Lucasfilm Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in"Star Wars The Last Jedi Disney Lucasfilm Ma

"[Luke] is basically tailoring this projection to have maximum effect on Kylo".

The script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was undoubtedly one of the closest-guarded secrets in Hollywood past year, and director Rian Johnson employed a fairly simple tactic to prevent spoilers for the film leaking out. According to Rian Johnson, Kylo didn't know it was destroyed. "The one between Kylo and Rey and Snoke's people is just jaw dropping". We didn't know the Force let you shoot lightning out of your fingertips until we saw the Emperor do it. The truth is, we see the lightsaber split in half, Kylo sees a blinding flash of light and is knocked unconscious, and then Rey takes the lightsaber away before he wakes up. Many believe he destroyed it after sinking the X-Wing on Ahch-To as he denounced the force, and that the crystal he wears around his neck is actually the Kyber crystal from this lightsaber. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" not only drew an impressive audience, but was also very well received by critics, scoring a 90 percent rating on the review site Rotten Tomatoes. We certainly can't accuse him of making lazy mistakes at this point.

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