Ever since we saw this post on director Rian Johnson’s Instagram account several days ago, we knew an interview with Lucasfilm’s dandy Dan Brooks would be coming our way in the very near future. And sure enough, today the wait for that must-read interview has ended as it has been posted up on StarWars.com only days ahead of The Last Jedi descending upon theaters to the sheer delight of millions of eager fans.
Check out the intro to Dan’s interview below and then take the supplied source link for the full read.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens had a literal cliffhanger of an ending — Jedi hopeful Rey finds the legendary Luke Skywalker in a self-imposed exile on the island of Ahch-To, high above the rocky waters below. She reaches out to him with his first lightsaber, he stares back in a mixture of disbelief and confusion. They exchange no words. The credits roll. It was Rian Johnson, the acclaimed filmmaker behind Brick, Looper, and episodes of Breaking Bad, who was given the simultaneously exciting and daunting task of coming up with what comes next. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Johnson’s sequel, which he wrote and directed, arrives this Friday, December 15. It picks up on that cliff. It gives Luke Skywalker his first lines in more than 30 years. It follows Rey’s next steps. It continues the stories of troubled dark side warrior Kylo Ren, stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn, and the struggle between the First Order and the Resistance. It also looks to take the saga in some thrilling, strange, and fun new directions. (Porgs, anyone?)
StarWars.com first spoke with Johnson in 2014 just as he was getting to work on what would become The Last Jedi, in a video interview that would appear later on The Star Wars Show. Now on the cusp of his film’s release, we sat down with him again to discuss completing his journey.