USA Today has a great behind-the-scenes video of The Last Jedi, and they also talk to Rian Johnson about Luke – complete with a new still, above. Here’s what Johnson had to say about it:
Luke Skywalker has been in exile for years when Rey finds him on the island of Ahch-To, but the Jedi’s ancient tomes don’t look like easy reading. “It would be funny if you zoom in on that bookshelf and it’s all Robert Ludlum thrillers,” says Johnson, whose first duty was figuring out why Luke was there. “So when you see it in totality you’re like, ‘Oh, OK, this is why the galaxy’s greatest optimist and hero would be doing this.’ ” Johnson promises that Luke’s still strong and the years of isolation haven’t dulled his mind at all. “(Hamill’s) always been handsome and he’s just in this place now where he’s got so much gravity: You point a camera at his face and you feel depth and wisdom. He’s seen some stuff.”
But the video is the real star here, complete with a very quotable Carrie Fisher line about the director. Watch it at USA Today or below the cut.
Yavin IV, Saw Saw Gerrera and lots of Rogue One tie-ins come in with ‘In the Name of the Rebellion.’ Andi Gutierrez talks to Dave Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, Steve Blum, Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, Amy Beth Christenson, Joel Aron and Caroline Robinson Kermel. Pablo also answers questions about armor and holograms.
Rebels heads back to the Rebellion – and the show’s first look at Yavin – with ‘In the Name of the Rebellion.’ It features the less than joyous return of Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), as seen in the preview clip.
The two-part ‘In the Name of the Rebellion.’ will air on Disney XD Monday, at 9:00pm EDT/PDT, and be available at midnight on the Disney Now app.