5 Things We Wont See In The Last Jedi
25 May. 2017

5 Things We Wont See In The Last Jedi

Vanity Fair is continuing their “The Last Jedi” coverage today with more great reveals, but in one of those new articles, they reveal five things that we actually won’t see in “The Last Jedi.”

Here are those five things “The Last Jedi” wont have from Vanity Fair’s article:

A big, central-to-the-plot romance-

Johnson says that The Last Jedi offers “no one-to-one equivalent of the Han-to-Leia, burning, unrequited love. In our story, that’s not a centerpiece.”

A major creature character-

The Last Jedi is rife with creatures, Johnson says there is no major non-human character akin to Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens or Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back. “Most of the creatures are peripheral characters, but they’re throughout the entire film.”

New music from Lin-Manuel Miranda-

The Force Awakens included the galactic-dub tour de force “Jabba Flow,” co-written and performed by Abrams and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but The Last Jedi’s music was written entirely by John Williams, the franchise’s composer since the beginning. Johnson had considered enlisting his cousin, Nathan Johnson, who composed the music for all three of Rian’s prior films, to write some incidental cues. “But,” he says, “I was delighted to learn that John was actually keen to do those.”

Explicit political allegory-

Though the vocabulary of Star Wars is threaded into our popular and political discourse—witness Steve Bannon saying “Darkness is good” and name-checking Darth Vader, and the popularity of “RESISTANCE” as a hashtag—Johnson isn’t keen to draw parallels between his story and current events. “To me,” he says, “the power is greatly diminished if suddenly you have a character stand up in front of the Imperial Senate who has orange hair and is saying, ‘Let’s make the galaxy great again.’ It just cheapens it all and divides the audience. What actually matters, and what these films can actually speak to, are the fundamental building blocks of what makes people good, what makes people brave, what are the things we should be fighting for.”

A revelation about Finn’s potential Force sensitivity-

In The Last Jedi, Boyega says, Finn’s reasonable facility with the saber is not further explicated. “But you never know,” he says. “I talk to Mark Hamill sometimes and he tells me stories about how he wasn’t told about the ‘Darth Vader is his father’ situation until he got on set. I feel like there must be something going on, something that makes me go, ‘Huh, why does he wield one, and what’s that all about?’ It’ll be interesting to see if that’s ever explored.”

With the exception of maybe a new major creature character, I’m really not going to miss any of those things not being featured in “The Last Jedi,” as the stuff I’m really hoping to see in the film looks to be exactly what we’re going to get already.

You can check out the full article over at Vanity Fair

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