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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 8:43 p.m. PST

"As everyone on the planet knows, opening next week is director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Unlike most movies where a lot of people know all the twists and turns before opening day, Disney and Lucasfilm have done an amazing job keeping the secrets of The Last Jedi under wraps. It's actually a small miracle they did it considering the speed at which things leak on the internet.

Knowing the cast was extremely guarded with what they would say about their characters and the film, when I attended the Los Angeles press day, I tried my best to ask some fun questions that I knew they could answer. As you'll see during my interview with Mark Hamill, he talked about what the biggest difference is between the Luke we see at the end of Return of the Jedi and when we see him again in The Last Jedi, and how much he pays attention to the books, video games, and other new canon merchandise when portraying Luke…"
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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

I remember how when Alec Guinness read the script for the first movie his immediate reaction was: "This movie is about these young folks, not me." And Guinness, being a consummate professional didn't try to hog the limelight despite being the biggest name on the ticket. Good to hear that Hamill is taking the same tack.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 4:36 a.m. PST

It doesn't help that Lucas also changed the POV of the story. He seems to pin down the first trilogy on Luke, but then decides that the whole saga is centered on Darth Vader and that he is the main character rather than a villain that was promoted along the way when inspiration hit him.

The question is how much did Disney follow that line of thought or are they merely doing a remake of the original disguised as a sequel ?

Mardaddy06 Dec 2017 6:23 a.m. PST

"…a remake of the original disguised as a sequel ?"

Hmmm, that has a ring of familiarity to it…

Dynaman878906 Dec 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

Since "The Force Awakens" has Luke as nothing more than a McGuffin it has not been his story since "Return of the Jedi".

Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

Force Awakens was just a reboot of New Hope with a female Luke and an even BIGGER Death Star. From what I've seen of the trailers and teasers, The Last Jedi looks like a reboot of The Empire Strikes Back with Yoda-Luke training the new Rey-Luke. Meh.

Mardaddy06 Dec 2017 5:34 p.m. PST

Hello? Is this thing on?

doug redshirt08 Dec 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

You know if they make enough movies, one of them might be okay.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 2:14 p.m. PST



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