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Lol: Learn How Luke Skywalker’s Milk Dealer in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Was Created

Lol: Learn How Luke Skywalker’s Milk Dealer in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Was Created
The home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (now available on Blu-ray and DVD) gives fans an in-depth look behind the scenes of the making of the latest chapter in the sci-fi saga by way of the feature length documentary The Director and the Jedi. But there’s one piece of production that fans […]

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Luke’s Fate May Have Been The Reason Colin Trevorrow Departed Star Wars: Episode IX

It seems Mark Hamill wasn’t the only one who wanted Rian Johnson to spare Luke Skywalker until Star Wars: Episode IX.

Currently out promoting The Last Jedi‘s impending Blu-ray release – not to mention that buzzworthy featurette “The Director and the Jedi” – Hamill told members of the press that he was initially on board with Colin Trevorrow’s direction for the as-yet-untitled Episode IX.

The same can’t be said for Mark Hamill and The Last Jedi‘s Rian Johnson, given the creative duo weren’t exactly on the same page regarding Luke Skywalker and his own nuanced character arc. History tells us that Mark Hamill quickly changed his tune, resulting in what he believes to be one of the “most sophisticated” Star Wars movies ever made. But when Trevorrow was still attached to Episode IX, both he and Mark Hamill were very much singing from the same hymn sheet.
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The Last Jedi Director Once Again Defends Luke Skywalker’s Fate

“This is not going to go the way you think.”

In many ways, Luke’s grave warning to the hopeful, wide-eyed Rey in The Last Jedi can be construed as a subtle message from Rian Johnson himself, whose screenplay and overall creative vision resulted in some of the biggest and most shocking story twists in Star Wars history.

From the sudden death of Supreme Leader Snoke to Rey’s decidedly unremarkable parents, Johnson pulled exactly no punches when delivering Episode VIII, and it’s a credit to the director’s storytelling that many of the film’s key moments are still being debated three months after release. And while promoting a new featurette called The Director and the Jedi, Rian Johnson addressed the classic ‘hero’s journey’ trope, how it relates to Luke, and why, ultimately, “myths are not made to sell action figures.”

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Star Wars: Watch Mark Hamill’s Emotional Reunions With Yoda & Leia

The documentary The Director and the Jedi, included as a bonus feature on the Star Wars: The Last Jedi home media release, features a couple of emotional behind-the-scenes clips of Mark Hamill reuniting with some old friends. After being relegated to a wordless cameo at the end of The Force Awakens, Episode VIII was very much Luke Skywalker’s movie. His arc served as the heart of the film, meaning he was at the center of some monumental scenes. For Hamill, The Last Jedi was something of a reunion tour, as he got scenes with Chewbacca and R2-D2 early on. But Rian Johnson saved the big ones for later.
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Watch Yoda Almost Bring Mark Hamill to Tears on Last Jedi Set

Watch Yoda Almost Bring Mark Hamill to Tears on Last Jedi Set
Mark Hamill is on the verge of tears in a new sneak peek at some of the special features from the upcoming Last Jedi Blu-ray and DVD release. Frank Oz is on set, performing Yoda live for the first time in almost thirty years, and it's a very emotional moment for Hamill, who is dressed as the Jedi. Clutching his chest, he says this.

"It's really getting to me."

There's no doubt all this emotion helped power one of the greatest performances in Mark Hamill's career. No matter how you feel about the sequel at this point, there's no denying that Hamill brings it home, giving a powerhouse show stopper in what could be his final turn as the Master Jedi. The digital and VOD versions of Last Jedi are out today, so we're getting to see quite a bit more from the movie than we did leading up to its release in theaters.
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Trailer For The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Documentary The Director And The Jedi

We've already shared the first 12-minute of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi documentary The Director and the Jedi, but today we have a trailer for the film to share with you. This is a feature-length doc that has a runtime of 135 minutes. It recently premiered at SXSW where it received some positive buzz and it will actually be included as a bonus feature on the upcoming Blu-Ray/VOD release of The Last Jedi.

What's so cool about this is that we will get to see a very revealing inside look at the making this movie. This is kind of a rare thing for any movie, and even if you weren't a fan of The Last Jedi, the fact that you'll get a candid behind the scenes look at the development of such a big movie may be of interest to you. I'm looking forward to seeing how Rian Johnson works.
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‘The Director and the Jedi’ Trailer Reveals the Making of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

If you're looking for insight into how a Star Wars movie gets made, prepare yourself for the feature-length documentary The Director and the Jedi, an in-depth, two-hour-and-fifteen-minute film that goes behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Described as “an intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson’s process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe,” the film comes from director Anthony Wonke, who captured all kinds of intimate moments with director Rian Johnson, how he worked with castmembers like Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, and the …
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Has a Music-Only Cut Available As a Bonus Feature

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Has a Music-Only Cut Available As a Bonus Feature
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available to bring home today on digital download. That means you can watch the movie as many times as you want, and also check out the feature-length documentary The Director and the Jedi that comes with it. But there’s another cool bonus feature that Rian Johnson only just revealed […]

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‘The Director and the Jedi’ Trailer: The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Documentary Is Available Now

‘The Director and the Jedi’ Trailer: The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Documentary Is Available Now
Today brings Star Wars: The Last Jedi home for everyone who likes buying their movies digitally (or those who just can’t wait for the Blu-ray and DVD to arrive in a couple weeks). Along with that comes the feature-length documentary The Director and the Jedi, providing an extensive behind the scenes look at the production […]

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Watch the first 11 minutes of Star Wars doc The Director and the Jedi

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No matter your opinions on the movie itself, it can be said director Rian Johnson made a Star Wars movie that got everyone talking with The Last Jedi. The movie changed things up a lot and took things down a path we never thought they would go, for better or worse. Johnson is the subject of a special making-of documentary, The Director And The Jedi, that explores the daunting task that laid before Johnson in... Read More...
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Mark Hamill Says Luke Skywalker Was ‘Demoralized’ in New Doc About ‘The Last Jedi’ Production — SXSW 2018

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Mark Hamill Says Luke Skywalker Was ‘Demoralized’ in New Doc About ‘The Last Jedi’ Production — SXSW 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” garnered a complex set of reactions when it came out in December, but none was more unexpected than the one from Luke Skywalker himself. While critics raved about the movie and fans picked it apart, Hamill revealed in an interview shortly after the release that he “still hasn’t accepted” the transformation of his iconic character from idealistic Jedi to the cranky reclusive he portrays at the beginning of the seventh installment, written and directed by Rian Johnson.

Hamill apologized a few days later, tweeting that he regretted “voicing my doubts and insecurities in public,” but his real apology tour kicked off at the SXSW Film Festival. It was there that both Hamill and Johnson showed up for a series of appearance tied to the March 27 home video release and a screening of “The Director and the Jedi,” a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the blockbuster film.
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‘The Director and The Jedi’ Clip Featuring Carrie Fisher

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on Digital and Movies Anywhere today. The in-home release will include a number of special features including a feature-length documentary called “The Director and the Jedi”. The documentary recently premiered at SXSW with “The Director and the Jedi” director Anthony Wonke and producer Tylie Cox as well as The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman all in attendance. Below is a clip from the documentary which features the late Carrie Fisher, as well as a trailer for the bonus features.

Director Rian Johnson takes fans on an intimate journey into the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a feature-length documentary, explaining his unique interpretation of the Force, detailing the painstaking process of creating Snoke, and deconstructing action-packed scenes from the film such as the epic space battle and the final confrontation. Johnson also reveals two exclusive scenes, featuring Andy Serkis
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