Rian Johnson Defends New Force Powers In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

Writer and director Rian Johnson recently revealed his justifications for the scene to IGN.

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. "It's interesting that you mentioned it because I watched the film last night, and I thought, 'hmmm, maybe that's too incidental.' It's a very amusing thing about that because what happens".

Regardless of how the film was perceived, the Star Wars movie train continues to chug along.

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

"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". In the original Star Wars: A New Hope, Obi-Wan only speaks about the Force in vague terms, it's an energy field that surrounds us and penetrates us, and later says that it can both obey your commands and control your actions. We felt like we were home.

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. We didn't know the Force let you shoot lightning out of your fingertips until we saw the Emperor do it. Noseworthy laid out how Luke's powers are foreshadowed by Snoke bridging Rey and Kylo, while Sciretta thought that the appearance of the last-minute astral projection came out of the blue. Episode VIII follows the events of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", directed by J.J. Abrams after Disney's acquisition of the franchise. "For security it was "air-gapped" - never connected to the internet", Rian Johnson told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.

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