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

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

Aside from the more particular complaints on the current state of the Star Wars universe, there has been a mixed reaction from fans regarding Luke Skywalker's role in "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.

Many movie series can suffer from having a bad sequel, and that challenge is being observed as fans criticize "The Last Jedi". In the most recent film, Luke cuts himself off from the Force, ashamed of the betrayal of Ben Solo.

Odds are Rian Johnson's explanation either wasn't necessary or it wasn't enough. And not only is Luke a big part of that, but seeing that blue lightsaber surely brought up thoughts of his grandfather, Darth Vader, whose legacy he's trying to live up to.

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.

"[Luke] is basically tailoring this projection to have maximum effect on Kylo", he explained.

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

First, the saber: "The truth is, we see the lightsaber split in half [but] Kylo sees a blinding flash of light and is knocked unconscious, and then Rey takes the lightsaber away before he wakes up".

Despite seeming like a plot hole, Rian Johnson actually seems to have really thought all of this through. This will probably be explored over the next couple of years as Star Wars 9 nears completion.

On a new episode of The Star Wars Show, host Andi Gutierrez sat down with Lucasfilm Story Group members Leland Chee, Pablo Hidalgo, Matt Martin, and Rayne Roberts for a almost 30-minute discussion about some of the secrets and Easter eggs fans might not have noticed.

The story held a number of surprising twists, and now Rian Johnson has revealed in an interview with The Wall Street Journal how he managed to keep The Last Jedi's secrets close to the chest. We certainly can't accuse him of making lazy mistakes at this point.

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