Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed that the title was an idea he created early on when writing the sequel.
Although Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi was viciously divisive among fans, it’s hard to deny that it played with some fascinating themes and ideas in a galaxy far, far away. But when developing the core concepts of the sequel, the title was apparently created quite quickly according to the director. Surprisingly, a brief shot from The Last Jedi recently made the headlines after an editor pointed out that it’s actually shown in reverse.
After The Rise of Skywalker closed out the trilogy in 2019, J.J. Abrams opened up about The Last Jedi, praising its bold ideas – but noted that its meta-approach could be the reason behind the fan backlash. But when discussing The Last Jedi on Twitter, director Rian Johnson was asked whether the title was given to him by Lucasfilm and Disney or whether he personally created it. He briefly explained that he came up with the title very early when plotting the story for the second film in the sequel trilogy.
It was me, had it very early in the writing process.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 1, 2020
What do you make of Rian Johnson’s reveal behind The Last Jedi title? Are you excited to see what’s ahead in the future of Star Wars movies, or do you think the way forward is on Disney Plus for now? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
“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.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Frank Oz, and Benicio del Toro.
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