John Williams Confirms Return For Star Wars Episode IX

The Force re-awakened Rian Johnson talks evolution of'The Last Jedi

Though I admittedly thought that the only theme I liked from Force Awakens was March of the Resistance, I've recently discovered that there is actually a very clever way in which Williams wrote Rey's theme.

Just as Star Wars: The Last Jedi prepares to enter the all-time top 10 - it's already left Iron Man 3 ($1.21 billion) and Minions ($1.15 billion) in the dust - Forbes brings word that the Lucasfilm sequel has been written off as a box office flop in China.

The following contains Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers.

Those debates will rage on in the years to come, but when it comes to one big moment from the Star Wars The Last Jedi ending, Rian Johnson has the flawless answer that should satisfy any potentially confused or annoyed fans.

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Disney Lucasfilm Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in"Star Wars The Last Jedi Disney Lucasfilm Ma

There's an argument to be made that Luke's projection is just a major enhancement of a previously seen Force ability. He draws his lightsaber, and Luke Skywalker does the same. Who knows, perhaps we will get to see a returned Luke utilise his green saber in Episode IX.

Speaking with IGN, director Rian Johnson definitely had an explanation for why Luke nevertheless chose to make the blue lightsaber a part of his Force-projected, holographic performance for the duration of his showdown with Kylo Ren.

"We as an audience saw that..."

As for why Kylo Ren didn't notice that Luke was using the same lightsaber that had been destroyed during his confrontation with Rey, Johnson noted that the new Supreme Leader would have been blinded a flash of light and knocked unconscious during their showdown, therefore he would not have seen the weapon being damaged. He doesn't know what happened to it. In The Last Jedi, Luke's failings as a teacher resulted in him turning his back on the Jedi and seeking exile on Ahch-To. Hopefully this puts the nail in the coffin of at least one complaint about The Last Jedi, though there are undoubtedly plenty of others that won't go away no matter what Rian Johnson or anyone else has to say.

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