Rian Johnson Answers a Burning 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Ending Question

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

A relatively major plot hole in The Last Jedi has been explained by director Rian Johnson.

The latest installment in the Star Wars series has recently passed a Marvel Cinematic Universe heavy-hitter by knocking Iron Man 3 out of its #12 spot on the list of highest-grossing movies of all time.

"So I was led to believe that I still had the Force and it was really strong in me".

It gets worse, too, as Chinese theaters have pulled 92 of screenings for Star Wars: The Last Jedi - not that you can blame them, either, as Rian Johnson's somewhat contentious sequel just experienced one of, if not the biggest Friday-to-Friday box office plunges on record. But instead of the green lightsaber that we last saw him wield, both in Return of the Jedi and in flashbacks from The Last Jedi, he's wielding the blue lightsaber he inherited from his father, Anakin Skywalker.

We see the Force perform acts of telekinesis but it also allows for mental manipulation.

This is certainly an explanation that makes sense, projecting a younger visage to intimidate Kylo and utilising the weapon that would cause him the most distress. "And when the Force is referred to or felt, we want to hear the Force theme, and so on".

The crew also explains the various tiny details that should make the audience realize that Luke isn't really fighting Kylo Ren because he's not there in physical form. And if they can, could that be how Luke is appearing on Crait, a mass Jedi mind trick?

Ahead of The Last Jedi in the rankings are The Fate of the Furious, which the Star Wars film could pass with a mere $7 million, but the bigger challenge will be besting another Disney film, the live-action Beauty and the Beast.

Odds are Rian Johnson's explanation either wasn't necessary or it wasn't enough.

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