‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson On The Most ‘Difficult’ Part Of Making ‘The Last Jedi’

Star Wars: The Last JediStar Wars: The Last Jedi is a little under one month away from arriving in theaters and fans are excited to see director Rian Johnson bring his vision to the beloved franchise. Of course, helming an entry one of the most popular franchises in cinematic history could understandably present itself with a tremendous amount of pressure, though Rian Johnson recently revealed what was truly the most difficult part of making the film during a fan event in Mexico for The Last Jedi.

Johnson revealed that the most difficult part of working on The Last Jedi is actually having to wait to share the film with audiences:

“You know, I had such a good time making the movie. The most difficult, frustrating thing for me is waiting for it to come out. We finished it, like, a while ago, over a month ago. So I’ve just been sitting, waiting to finally get to show it to audiences. I hope it’ll come soon.”

As for the actual process of making the film? Johnson explained that it was a “privilege” to work with the talent involved in The Last Jedi:

“For me, the most satisfying thing was getting to work with the cast. […] Every single day, I got to come to work and work with these guys, it was a real privilege.”

Rian Johnson is certainly not alone in wanting to release date to arrive quickly and I for one cannot wait to see what he brings to the Star Wars saga!

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 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.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

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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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Sebastian Peris

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