The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson Defends Luke's New Force Powers

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

The script for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was undoubtedly one of the closest-guarded secrets in Hollywood past year, and director Rian Johnson employed a fairly simple tactic to prevent spoilers for the film leaking out. There are numerous aspects of the film that are being dissected by fans, but director Rian Johnson just weighed in on one of them himself. Recently on Twitter, a debate started up regarding whether or not this really worked in the film, considering the ability to do such a thing had never been previously hinted at in the Star Wars franchise. And it occurred to me last night that what does happen when I watch I generally find things that are like, 'hmmm, I wonder if I should do that differently.' Which is some really frightful form of personal criticism because there's really nothing to be done.

"There was something that happened at the end of The Force Awakens when I'm standing on the cliff", the actor teased.

It's a fair point.

In a new video made by Tourism Ireland, Hamill, who plays iconic Star Wars hero Skywalker, said: "To come back to Ireland was a great treat for all of us because the beauty of that country is unmatched". We felt like we were home. The idea that you can pull an object to your hand probably makes sense once you learn you can use the Force to strangle somebody, but there was no reason to believe you could use the Force to strangle somebody until we saw Darth Vader do it. Who knows, perhaps we will get to see a returned Luke utilise his green saber in Episode IX.

Of course, the twist is soon revealed that Luke is not actually on Crait. But Kylo ren and Rey destroyed that lightsaber on Snoke's ship, so why did Kylo Ren fall for it?

Rian Johnson has explained why it was that Luke used a blue lightsaber in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and not his green one. Here's what Rian Johnson had to say about it in a recent interview.

Other reports by iNewsToday