luke's final lesson

One of the biggest mysteries that will remain around Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Luke Skywalker’s unseen “third lesson.” On Ahch-To, the exiled Jedi Master begrudgingly agrees to teach Rey three lessons. No more, no less. But, as well all know, he only got to two.

So what is Luke’s final lesson? Was it thwarted by Rey leaving the island? Did it exist in the first place? Will we ever learn? Some of those questions get answered in the new deleted scenes that will be available on The Last Jedi‘s Blu-ray and DVD release. But that last question may be something we don’t receive the answer to until 2019.

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Rian Johnson Solo Reaction

It’s been less than a month since we got our first official look at Solo: A Star Wars Story with the Super Bowl TV spot and the full teaser trailer. For some fans it brought relief, for others it confirmed worries they’ve had since directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller were removed from the project and replaced by Ron Howard. But for one fan who has some more insight as to what’s going on behind the scenes, it sounds like maybe we shouldn’t be concerned.

Director Rian Johnson recently accepted an AARP Movies for Grownups award, as  Star Wars: The Last Jedi won the Best Film prize. While at the event, he was asked about his reaction to the first Solo trailer, and his answer indicated that he’s seen a lot more of the movie than the rest of us. Read More »

Star Wars Sound Design Documetnary

The home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be chock full of special features that dive into the making of the movie. Not only is director Rian Johnson providing commentary, but there will be a feature length documentary going behind the scenes of the film’s production. But since that won’t be available until next month, a new 26-minute documentary short about the sound design and sound mixing done for the film will have to hold us over.

ABC News was given extensive access to Skywalker Sound, and they’ve put together a fascinating and revealing documentary called The Force of Sound that dives into the creation of the sound effects for a movie that is literally out of this world in a galaxy far, far away. Want to know how the sounds of the Porgs were created? What do foley artists use to make the sound of BB-8 rolling on the ground? This is the documentary for you. Read More »

last jedi blu ray release

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home. Rian Johnson‘s sci-fi sequel has officially announced its Blu-ray and Digital HD release, along with a slew of special features. Among those features are 14 deleted scenes — so you can finally find out the origin of those mysterious unused moments from the trailer.

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Star Wars toys

Just in case you have some preconceived notion that franchise moviemaking is purely an artistic endeavor, here’s a story about toys. Star Wars: The Last Jedi ended up changing the design of Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter in the hit sequel after laying eyes on a toy.  

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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. Read More »

Rian johnson interview

On Tuesday night, Rian Johnson sat down with the hosts of /Filmcast for an in-depth interview about his polarizing, powerful film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Johnson dished on everything from how he originally pitched The Last Jedi to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, to the furious backlash the movie received from fans on opening night, and that one striking scene that had theaters scrambling to put up warning signs assuring audiences that they were seeing what they were supposed to be seeing. And, because we’re still all arguing about it, Johnson went into detail about Rey’s origins.

Below are some of the best tidbits and trivia we learned from the interview with the director.

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The Last Jedi deleted scenes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters everywhere, and if you’ve already seen it multiple times and studied every single frame, here’s some good news: you can now get a brief look at some previously-unseen deleted scenes. A preview of Last Jedi deleted scenes is available to watch below.

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rian johnson star wars the last jedi

Back in 2014, before the title had even been revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Looper and Brick director Rian Johnson got a call from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy asking if he was interested in making that film’s sequel. So what did Johnson say that convinced her to hand him the keys to one of the world’s largest movie franchises? In a new interview, Johnson explains his initial pitch and talks about putting aside years’ worth of childhood fantasies in order to come up with a coherent and compelling idea for where to take the characters in a galaxy far, far away.
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The Last Jedi Backlash

You may be shocked to learn this, but some people on the internet were not very happy with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While early reviews for the film were overwhelmingly positive, some fans felt that director Rian Johnson had strayed too far from the established tone of the franchise. In an in-depth interview with The /Filmcast, Johnson shared his thoughts on the initial Last Jedi backlash from fans.

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