We've got a few new things to discuss regarding Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson and the cast are currently making the press rounds and there's some stuff that fans might be interested in knowing.
In a recent interview with Parade Magazine, Johnson teased a "new hue" of lightsaber in The Last Jedi. He wouldn't reveal what that hue is, but some fans are speculating it could be the green hue of Luke’s Return of the Jedi lightsaber. Why else wouldn't Johnson want to reveal the color? It has to be of some kind of importance. Anyway, you can jump into the speculation party in the comment section below.
In a separate interview with CB, Johnson went on to talk about how he hopes that the movie will inspire fans to grab their Star Wars toys, run into the backyard, and start playing:
"I hope they'll be happy and inspired and, you know, there's always a little bit of sadness in these movies but I hope the overall thing is it would be a thrilling Star Wars adventure. I wanted to make a movie where you come out at the end and you want to run into your backyard, grab your spaceships, and start flying them around. That kind spirit, that's Star Wars to me."
We know there are going to be some dark moments in the film because they are teased in the trailers, but in the end, Johnson obviously wants to leave audiences with a feeling of hope. Johnson goes on to reveal one thing about the movie that he feels will surprise people about the movie, and that involves its humor:
"That's one thing I hope people will be surprised about with the movie. I think it's very funny. The trailers have been kind of dark – the movie has that, but I also made a real conscious effort for it to be a riot. I want it to have all the things tonally that I associate with Star Wars, which is not just the Wagner of it. It's also the Flash Gordon."
That's what I have been hoping to see in this movie, so it's good to hear that the Star Wars humor that fans love will be there. The only bit of humor we've really seen is Chewbacca smacking a porg out of his way.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.