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

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

Admiral Ackbar, who first appeared in 1983's Return of the Jedi, was killed off in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in an off-screen death, which many fans weren't happy with as it was disrespectful, distasteful, and empty.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been getting a lot of backlash, and the latest is in regards to the death of fan-favorite character Admiral Ackbar. More than any other franchise, fans are going to pick apart a Star Wars movie and examine every last detail. During the climax of the movie, Luke, or at least Luke's Force projection of himself, fights Kylo Ren. Though it was revealed that the Jedi Master had used to force to project his image to his nephew in a successful attempt to buy his allies time to escape, many wondered why Luke made a decision to depict himself wielding Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber. So, why did Luke use the blue lightsaber instead of his green lightsaber? Depending on which side of the fence you sit on, Rian Johnson's sequel is either a subversive masterpiece or sacrilege of the highest order.

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

Luke was given the blue lightsaber by Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope but lost it during his duel with Darth Vader on Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back. And shouldn't Kylo have noticed that Luke was wielding a lightsaber that had just been destroyed? But this movie I've seen now a couple times with an audience. 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.

Despite seeming like a plot hole, Rian Johnson actually seems to have really thought all of this through.

The Last Jedi is marching on at the global box office and is still dividing fans between those that loved it and those that are straight up offended by it.

The story held a number of surprising twists, and now Rian Johnson has revealed in an interview with The Wall Street Journal how he managed to keep The Last Jedi's secrets close to the chest.

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