The Last Jedi Included That Final Scene

That was something I really stuck to, and believe me, we went back and forth in the editing room. In the script, when I wrote that scene in the Falcon, I wrote the words, ‘this seems like the perfect image to end on.’ To me, it was really important to have that final scene, because it turns what Luke did from an act that saves 20 people into an act that inspires the galaxy. The notion that what we’re setting up here is something big in the next chapter. AndRead More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi leads 2018 Empire Awards nomin…

Newsdesk Star Wars: The Last Jedi looks set to dominate at the 2018 Empire Awards after scoring nine nominations. The second film in the latest Star Wars trilogy will compete for Best Film, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects at the British film awards ceremony, while castmates Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie Tran are up for Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Female Newcomer, respectively, and Rian Johnson is also nominated for Best Director. The Last Jedi’s rivals in the Best FilmRead More

The Last Jedi Works So Well, According To Joseph Gordon…

Unfortunately, the complexity of the film, which is embodied in its treatment of Luke Skywalker, is the very thing that many people don’t like about it. Much of the discussion I have seen about The Last Jedi is a less about whether or not it is a good movie and more about whether or not it is a good Star Wars movie. The very thing that Joseph Gordon-Levitt cites in The Last Jedi may be exactly why it doesn’t feel like Star Wars to some fans. Complexity and daring areRead More

China Completely Pulls Last Jedi, Actors Deemed Not Pre…

The Last Jedi has been completely pulled from Chinese theaters after a disastrous second weekend at the box office. Chen Tao, a project manager and longtime Star Wars fan who runs a Chinese Star Wars forum says that one of the reasons the movie failed at the box office is because the actors “aren’t very beautiful.” That’s definitely a new criticism that hasn’t been brought up to Rian Johnson yet. The director might have to explain this one as he has every other decision that he’s made for The Last Jedi.Read More

Last Jedi Director Teases Luke’s Return in Star Wars 9

Have we really seen the last of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe? According to The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, quite possibly not. While he’s not writing or directing Star Wars 9, he teases that J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio have every opportunity to bring Luke back for the final entry in the new Star Wars trilogy. Warning: spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the final moments of The Last Jedi, we see Luke die after his confrontation with Kylo Ren. There are plenty ofRead More

The Last Jedi Didn’t Include The Knights Of Ren

Aside from Supreme Leader Snoke offhandedly mentioning the Knights of Ren during Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there weren’t any direct references to them in the movie, so one couldn’t be faulted for possibly forgetting that they’re floating around somewhere. As Johnson noted, the Knights could have replaced the Paretorian guards, but considering how important the Knights are suggested to be, as well as how Rey and Kylo ultimately killed all the Praetorian guards in Snoke’s throne room, using the Knights instead would have been a waste of their potential.Read More

Why the Knights of Ren Didn’t Show Up in The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has taken time to explain why he chose not to include the Knights of Ren in the movie. Johnson’s first foray into the Star Wars universe has been a controversial one, with hardcore fans taking apart each decision that Johnson chose to make and tearing the movie down. While The Force Awakens was criticized for being too similar to A New Hope, The Last Jedi is being torn apart for being too different from the original idea of the first trilogy. Depending on yourRead More

Last Jedi Director Almost Ditched Broom Boy Ending

Though it is a very dark movie at times, The Last Jedi ends with hope and optimism. And then there’s a little tag at the end that works as its own post-credit scene, only we don’t have to sit through all the credits to see it. Temiri Blagg is playing with his Star Wars toys, which include a self-made Luke Skywalker action figure, when he is chased outside like Little Orphan Annie to clean off the steps. We see here that Temiri is force sensitive, and that he has theRead More

The Last Jedi Scene Called Back To A Classic Han Solo M…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is full of incredibly dramatic and visually beautiful moments. One such moment is in the latter half of the film when, in an act of desperation, Vice Admiral Holdo turns the Resistance ship, the Raddus, into a weapon and jumps to hyperspace, bisecting Snoke’s ship, the Supremacy. Like many elements in The Last Jedi, this tactic is new to Star Wars, but it turns out that the idea for it actually came from the past. The inspiration for jumping directly into a solid object inRead More

Last Jedi Director Explains Decision Behind Rey’s Paren…

It’s no secret that The Last Jedi didn’t answer every burning question Star Wars fans had heading into the movie. Not only that, but many of the answers we did get left something to be desired by the fanbase. Still, director Rian Johnson seems confident about his decisions. Specifically, he is perfectly happy with how he handled Rey’s parents and recently explained his decision to handle it how he did. Warning: spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the movie, we find out, via a pretty crushing speechRead More