Warning: spoilers ahead!
The final scenes of The Last Jedi were somewhat of a challenge, and no less so than for writer/director Rian Johnson, editor Bob Ducsay and VFX Supervisor Ben Morris. Johnson and his team spoke to the Huffington Post about what really happened to Luke at the end of The Last Jedi….
“I don’t want to get too explicit, because I like people being able to have their own interpretations,” director Rian Johnson told HuffPost, “but I think definitely the act of what he does at the end literally just takes everything out of him. That’s a huge thing. Also … he’s having his final act be something of myth-making in a way.”
Johnson continued: “It does go back a little bit to what he said at the beginning [of “The Last Jedi”]. “What do you think one guy walking out there with a lightsaber [can do]?” … The answer is: Create a legend that will spread hope. And once he’s done that, combined with the physical toll it’s taken on him, you can make the case that then there’s nothing more powerful that he could accomplish.”
Read the full fascinating article here.