Rian Johnson Answers a Burning 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Ending Question


Last year, Mark Hamill set off a flurry of speculation when he told Empire Magazine there was a big, last-minute adjustment to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that would have changed something about the then-upcoming Last Jedi.

The earliest predictions for The Last Jedi put the film around the $1.6 billion worldwide mark, yet the film has a long way to go before meeting those expectations.

Though I admittedly thought that the only theme I liked from Force Awakens was March of the Resistance, I've recently discovered that there is actually a very clever way in which Williams wrote Rey's theme.

This article contains spoilers for a key late scene in The Last Jedi. I'll take my answer off air. But instead of the green lightsaber that we last saw him wield, both in Return of the Jedi and in flashbacks from The Last Jedi, he's wielding the blue lightsaber he inherited from his father, Anakin Skywalker.

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It gets worse, too, as Chinese theaters have pulled 92 of screenings for Star Wars: The Last Jedi - not that you can blame them, either, as Rian Johnson's somewhat contentious sequel just experienced one of, if not the biggest Friday-to-Friday box office plunges on record.

There's an argument to be made that Luke's projection is just a major enhancement of a previously seen Force ability.

We see the Force perform acts of telekinesis but it also allows for mental manipulation. This would certainly be taking the idea to an extreme, but we're certainly led to believe that what Luke does is extreme. As such, some things have been pointed at that simply don't add up in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and now, the movie's director has provided an explanation and justification for one of the biggest possible issues in it.

Since the film's debut, viewers have targeted their hatred towards writer/director Rian Johnson, demanding he be removed from a leadership position in regards to an upcoming trilogy of Star Wars films, in addition to petitions surfacing across the internet in hopes of these audiences having their perspectives heard.

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