Rian Johnson has divided the Star Wars fans with The Last Jedi.
There were many decisions to be made over the course of the film and in speaking with CinemaBlend, Johnson explained how he went about dealing with one of those decisions, namely what to do with one of Star Wars’ most iconic characters after the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher:
“I had this conversation with Kathy [Kennedy] after I came back, after New Years, after she’d passed away. And I looked through the scenes in the movie, and talked with Kathy. The thing is, it was briefly a question of ‘God, do we try and manufacture something to give her an ending in this movie?’ I decided, I came down strongly against that. Because I felt like, first of all, there was no way to do that without losing maybe her scene with Luke, or her scene with Rey at the end, or her scene with Holdo. … Any of the beautiful scenes in the movie, to lose — and also, then, it would be manufactured. It wouldn’t be great, I think.”
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This had to be a tough one for Johnson, with many fans already expecting Leia to make her final exit. The problem was not only what to do, but how to do it? It will be interesting to see how J.J. Abrams handles this in the trilogy’s next installment.
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