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

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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the most talked-about movies of 2017, and not all of the chatter has been positive.

Another cool detail for fans is that the hologram of Princess Leia that R2-D2 plays in an effort to convince Luke Skywalker to change his mind about staying in isolation was not recreated from scratch. This serves an even deeper objective as avid Star Wars fans make new speculation while awaiting the release of Episode IX, set for December 2019. Rian Johnson ended up being tagged in the conversation, and Johnson did end up chiming in on the topic, where he pointed out that really none of the Force abilities are ever specifically called out prior to being seen on screen.

"There was something that happened at the end of The Force Awakens when I'm standing on the cliff", the actor teased.

"I typed Episode VIII out on a MacBook Air".

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

It's a fair point. "And they said, 'No, we caught that and we worked it all out". We felt like we were home.

We see the Force perform acts of telekinesis but it also allows for mental manipulation. "We hope that these references make sense to the fans and make the aural connections that we want them to have".

We don't know much else about "Episode IX". If a Jedi can make somebody hear something that isn't there, as Obi-Wan does while shutting down the tractor beam in the first film, can a Jedi also make somebody see something that isn't there?

For some, this was an obvious hint that Luke was actually using a powerful force projection technique against Kylo, because surely the famed Jedi couldn't be using Anakin's broken saber. This would certainly be taking the idea to an extreme, but we're certainly led to believe that what Luke does is extreme. "For security it was "air-gapped" - never connected to the internet", Rian Johnson told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. For example, Han Solo's dice that keep appearing in The Last Jedi are a nod to a deleted The Force Awakens scene in which Han Solo brings them back to the Millennium Falcon.

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