Rian Johnson Talks ‘THE LAST JEDI’ Title & More
Back in January, the title for the new Star Wars film was announced THE LAST JEDI, many fans started wondering what that meant. Writer-director Rian Johnsom has officially revealed that the title refers that Luke Skywalker is indeed the “last Jedi”.
He was also asked whether Rey’s parentage will be addressed in the new film. While je said it will, he was careful not to give much away.
What about that new planet that was seen in the teaser trailer? Johnson spoke to EW and revealed that it’s called Craig.
“It’s way out there. It’s very remote. It’s uncharted, it’s a mineral planet and so there are mines on it. The white dusting of salt over this red, ruby-ish mineral base.”
Crait is also “an old rebel base that is now abandoned and will end up playing a key role in the movie. That the Resistance fighters show up where they have to deal with a very pressing and immediate threat.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film continues the storylines introduced in The Force Awakens and welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. They’re joined by Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman produces. J.J Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski executive produce.
The Last Jedi hits theaters and IMAX on December 15.