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When The Last Jedi's official novelisation comes out next month, it will include a few extra moments that weren't just cut from the movie, but added specifically for the book. That list includes a glimpse at how Leia and the resistance marked the fall of a Star Wars hero - a moment that, the director says, he just couldn't fit into the final film.
It's been just under a month and a half since Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theatres, and whether they loved or hated the movie, many, many people have had questions about the things that happen in in it. In age where a director like Rian Johnson is both widely available on social media and willing to talk to an eager press, he's been asked about these things... a lot.
It's very rare to see contemporary versions of Star Wars and Star Trek make similar creative choices. After all, part of what's fuelled the age-old Wars v. Trek debate are the series' wildly different approaches to scifi. But with The Last Jedi in theatres and Discovery airing online, both franchises seem to be tackling something fascinating, questioning institutions in each world that fans have held dear for decades.
The revelation of Rey's lineage in Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been one of its biggest points of contention. It was a question raised in The Force Awakens, hotly debated in the years after, and played as a red herring in the movie itself. However, when the answer finally came, some viewers felt the payoff was a letdown. But in case you thought otherwise, director Rian Johnson gave this one a lot of thought.
As sure as the rotation of the Earth itself, Rian Johnson is still being called upon to explain every little detail about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His latest? Discussing just why Vice Admiral Holdo does the shocking, stunning thing she does in one of the movie's most visually bombastic scenes.
Star Wars fans may have felt like a few things were, well, missing from The Last Jedi. Especially the funeral of Han Solo, who was killed at the end of The Force Awakens. Luckily, it's been confirmed that Solo's funeral isn't being ignored. Instead, it's part of the upcoming film novelisation - along with some deleted scenes, and an extended look at Canto Bight, because everyone wants more of that, right?
If we told you last year that a movie about a mute woman having a torrid, romantic relationship with a modernised version of the Creature From the Black Lagoon was going to dominate at the Oscars in terms of nominations, you might have chuckled a little to yourself. 2017 was a simpler time. The 2018 Academy Award nominations are in and there's a lot for genre fans to be happy about.
Director Rian Johnson kept a lot of ideas and plot elements out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including Luke Skywalker's reported third lesson for Rey, Supreme Leader Snoke's origins, and that time a porg sliced its head open with a lightsaber. One of the more curious ones, involving the Knights of Ren, was because Johnson figured they'd probably die under his watch.
It's hard to comprehend given how we just went through the release of The Last Jedi, but in just over four short months, a new Star Wars movie will be out. While Last Jedi honoured Star Wars' legacy by passing the torch to a new generation, with new possibilities, Solo will rosily indulge in Star Wars' past. And I think I might have had enough of that.