Let op! Dit bericht bevat spoilers van The Last Jedi.
Eerder deze week reageerde regisseur Rian Johnson al op kritiek van fans op de film. Ook gisteren gaf hij antwoord op kritiek en vragen die fans hebben op zijn film, The Last Jedi.
Eerst reageerde hij op de plotselinge Force Powers van Leia waar veel kritiek op was. Niet alleen vonden mensen het beeld heel vreemd, ook vroegen ze zich af waarom Leia ineens de Force kon/wilde gebruiken. Johnson zei het volgende:
That was something Kathy [Kennedy] was always asking: Why has this never manifested in Leia? She obviously made a choice, because in “Return of the Jedi” Luke tells her, “You have that power too.” I liked the idea that it’s not Luke concentrating, reaching for the lightsaber; it’s an instinctual survival thing, like when you hear stories of a parent whose toddler is caught under a car and they get superhuman strength, or a drowning person clawing their way to the surface. It’s basically just her not being done with the fight yet.
I wanted it to happen [for Carrie] and I knew it was going to be a stretch. It’s a big moment, and I’m sure it will land different ways for different people, but for me it felt like a really emotionally satisfying thing to see.
Daarnaast ging Johnson ook in op de vraag waarom we Lando Calrissian niet terug zien en waarom hij niet de rol van DJ had kunnen vertolken:
“Of course I’d love to see Lando,” Johnson said. “In terms of Lando, I briefly considered — would he work in the Benicio [del Toro] part, [DJ].”
“I don’t think you would ever buy that Lando would just completely betray the characters like that and have that level of moral ambiguity,” Johnson explained. “Cause we love Lando and you’d come into it with that [expectation]. And also, DJ, the character that they met, for the purposes of Finn’s character, had to be a morally ambiguous character that you’re not sure about, that you’re guessing about, and we already know that we love the character of Lando so it just wouldn’t have played in that part story wise.”