John Williams Confirms Return For Star Wars Episode IX


"When I read [The Last Jedi] before [The Force Awakens] came out, I said 'what?!" and called JJ [Abrams] or Rian [Johnson] to say, 'Are you guys aware of this?

Mark Hamill (himself) has been singing the praises of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and Skellig Michael, which both have starring roles in billion dollar blockbusters Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Have you seen a cut?

The latest installment in the Star Wars series has recently passed a Marvel Cinematic Universe heavy-hitter by knocking Iron Man 3 out of its #12 spot on the list of highest-grossing movies of all time. After surviving a barrage of laser fire from AT-M6 walkers without even a scratch, the new Supreme Leader of the First Order lands on the surface in order to finish this fight once and for all. So, why did Luke use the blue lightsaber instead of his green lightsaber?

There's an argument to be made that Luke's projection is just a major enhancement of a previously seen Force ability.

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.

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"[Luke] is basically tailoring this projection to have maximum effect on Kylo".

"[Luke] knows that Kylo's Achilles" heel is his rage, and so that's why he kind of makes himself look younger, the way Kylo would've last seen him in their confrontation at the temple, and that's why he chose to bring Kylo's grandfather's lightsaber down there - the lightsaber that Kylo screamed at Rey, "that's mine, that belongs to me'".

We see the Force perform acts of telekinesis but it also allows for mental manipulation. But Kylo ren and Rey destroyed that lightsaber on Snoke's ship, so why did Kylo Ren fall for it? He doesn't know what happened to it.

In the original trilogy, Luke Skywalker was depicted as the ultimate hero who would never waver in his allegiances to the Jedi Order. So it would stand to reason that Luke is back in possession of it because Rey gave it to him.

Odds are Rian Johnson's explanation either wasn't necessary or it wasn't enough.