‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson on Luke Skywalker’s Long Exile; New Image Revealed

Luke Skywalker Star Wars Last Jedi Rian JohnsonIn less than two months, Disney’s highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi will premiere just in time for Christmas. With so many questions left unanswered by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Episode VIII director Rian Johnson has been discussing Luke Skywalker’s self-imposed exile.

Speaking to USA Today, Johnson recently joked about why Skywalker exiled himself and remained on Ahch-To for so long:

“It would be funny if you zoom in on that bookshelf and it’s all Robert Ludlum thrillers.”

Johnson went on to seriously discuss the main protagonist of the original Star Wars trilogy’s exile and if the film would address it:

“So when you see it in totality you’re like, ‘Oh, OK, this is why the galaxy’s greatest optimist and hero would be doing this.’ ”

So the film will explain Skywalker’s absence after all, something fans have been wondering since the opening crawl of the last installment. Another question that will be at the forefront of the viewers’ minds will be how exactly did years spent alone on a secluded island affect the legendary Jedi. Johnson had something to say about that too:

“(Hamill’s) always been handsome and he’s just in this place now where he’s got so much gravity: You point a camera at his face and you feel depth and wisdom. He’s seen some stuff.”

In addition, USA Today has also revealed a new image from the film featuring Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker standing before what could be the Journal of the Whills. These and many more questions will be answered when Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in less than two months. You can check out the new image below.

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The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis. Here’s the official synopsis:

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. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.

Source: USA Today

5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon

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Star Wars The Last JediStar Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.

One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.

Here are 5 ways The Last Jedi links to greater Star Wars canon. Click Next to get started!

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