Mark Hamill Reveals How Star Wars: The Force Awakens Almost Ended

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

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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have left even the most ardent supporters of the film with more questions than answers, but one of the mysteries that has been frequently mentioned in conversations about Episode VII involves the climactic showdown between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren.

Luke Skywalker's swansong turned out to be a far cry from the movie most people were expecting. With new director Rian Johnson stepping in for the middle entry of this new trilogy, the immediate challenge comes from not only meeting the same level of reminiscence to past Star Wars movies but also making sure the story is being told in a fresh and exciting way that generates momentum prior to the inevitable conclusion in Episode IX.

Williams will also provide the theme for "Solo", the next stand-alone Star Wars film that will be released in May.

It's a fair point.

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

First, the saber: "The truth is, we see the lightsaber split in half [but] Kylo sees a blinding flash of light and is knocked unconscious, and then Rey takes the lightsaber away before he wakes up". In between we see him use the Jedi mind trick and make a Stormtrooper hear something that's not there, before pushing Luke to "use the Force" and go all Bend it Like Beckham on a pair of photon torpedos. "We hope that these references make sense to the fans and make the aural connections that we want them to have". We didn't know the Force let you shoot lightning out of your fingertips until we saw the Emperor do it.

Of course, the twist is soon revealed that Luke is not actually on Crait. This would certainly be taking the idea to an extreme, but we're certainly led to believe that what Luke does is extreme. Here's what Rian Johnson had to say about it in a recent interview.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

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