Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Ben Pearson
In this edition of The Last Jedi Bits:
- The controversy surrounding Kylo Ren’s scar.
- The mines on the film’s new planet, Crait.
- Tons of Photoshopped jokes involving The Last Jedi poster.
- Finn and Poe’s ongoing bromance.
- Was that Yoda in a brief shot in the trailer?
- And more!
In the wake of the film’s teaser release at last week’s Star Wars Celebration, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson jumped on Twitter to answer a ton of fan questions. StarWarsNewsNet did a fairly comprehensive round-up, but I think most relevant answer to what we’ve seen already was that Johnson isn’t sure yet if all of the images from the teaser will make it into the final cut since he’s still editing.
Here’s a fun little mini-controversy for you. A Reddit user pointed out in the image above that Kylo Ren’s scar looks totally different in The Force Awakens than it does in The Last Jedi teaser, but when Johnson was asked about that, he says the scar isn’t in a different place:
@mutlubulutlar It isn't.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) April 17, 2017
Looks like he was joking, though, because a couple of days later, he copped to the fact that changing the location of Kylo’s scar was actually his idea (via io9):
@origonalname113 @mutlubulutlar @StarWarsNewsNet @TheLastKylo It was my decision to slightly adjust it, and that was my justification. It honestly looked goofy running straight up the bridge of his nose
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) April 19, 2017
He’s got a point there.
The latest episode of The Star Wars Show features an interview with Johnson, who speaks very highly of The Last Jedi’s team:
“Everyone here is in it for the right reasons and approaching this from the right mindset. And everyone who loves Star Wars should feel really, really confident about the entire creative team that’s come forward to make this next round of movies happen.”
Considering the way people lost their damn minds after seeing that teaser, I think fandom is extremely confident in Johnson’s ability to deliver an excellent sequel.
StarWarsNewsNet also has a couple of behind the scenes photos from Bolivia, which is the filming location for the movie’s new planet, Crait. We know Crait is a mineral planet with mines on it, and the site also speculates that the ships that face off against the First Order in that scene from the teaser may be there to mine kyber crystals. Is Crait another source of those ancient crystals, like Rogue One’s Jedha? It’s certainly possible.
— Eric Stafford (@Eric_himself) April 14, 2017
Artist Eric Stafford animated the film’s teaser poster, and the results are pretty freakin’ cool. I’ve always wondered why studios don’t put display screens in multiplexes and have official animated versions of their posters going at all times.