Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has hit theaters, and with it, $450 million worth of audiences have seen the film. With that in mind, there’s still a whole lot of people processing the film, and some may still be wondering what the end of the film means for the franchise going forward.
Why did we see the stableboy use the Force at the very end of the film? Does that mean we’ll be seeing him return down the line, or is it something more abstract? Speaking with CinemaBlend, director Rian Johnson discussed his intent.
“First and foremost, that scene and the stable kids were about, for me, Luke’s journey and about the final act that Luke does, and showing at the end of the movie that it wasn’t just about saving 20 people in the cave, but that it was about taking on the mantle of the legend of Luke Skywalker so that that would then spread through the galaxy and reignite the hope, and the underclass would start to rise again. And so, showing the kid with the… showing THAT through the stable boy at the end, that was the real intent of the scene. And yeah, just the little hint of… there is more out there.”
So there you have it. when all said and done, it’s more of a symbol than anything else, which is actually the right way to go with this. Star Wars has always been jam-packed with more coincidences than we’re comfortable with, and allowing the idea of something to take center stage, rather than an actual something, is refreshing and much more in keeping with the film’s overall message.
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