Star Wars The Last Jedi Director Interview

Our own /Filmcast got to sit down with Rian Johnson for an extensive interview about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, along with some good-hearted ribbing of host David Chen. But if you’re interesting in hearing more from the filmmaker who shook up Star Wars with the second installment of the latest trilogy in the sci-fi saga, we have something you’ll want to watch.

Rian Johnson recently sat down for a 70-minute Q&A in Los Angeles following an IMAX screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The discussion covers everything from the writing process to deleted scenes, and he even takes some time to answer questions from the lucky fans who were in attendance. You can watch the Star Wars The Last Jedi director interview in its entirety below.

Here’s the 70-minute interview with Rian Johnson from our friends at Collider:

Since this is an extensive conversation, there are plenty of topics covered, but here are some of the highlights you’ll find throughout the discussion:

 

  • The collaborative process while writing the script and pitching his story ideas to Lucasfilm.
  • What sequences did he tinker with the most in the editing room? Talks about rearranging the entire section from when Rey leaves the island to when Holdo blows up the Mega Destroyer.
  • Deleted scenes. Details about what’s on the Blu-ray.
  • Who made the decision of where the pants would be in Kylo Ren’s shirtless scene?
  • The relationship between Rey and Kylo in the film.
  • What happened to the students Kylo Ren took with him after burning down the Jedi Temple?
  • What’s the status of his new trilogy that he’s writing? Says he honestly still don’t know if he’ll direct all three movies.

That’s just a smattering of what Rian Johnson talks about during this interview, so check it out in full.

 

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