Rian Johnson Says He Contemplated Using Anakin’s Force Ghost in The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out nearly three years ago this month, but that hasn’t stopped its director Rian Johnson from conversing about the film with fans. Recently, the director took to Twitter and shared an interesting nugget: the scene in which Yoda’s force ghost appears and advises Luke Skywalker was at one point going to feature Anakin’s force ghost instead. Check out the exchange via Twitter below!
“Briefly for the tree burning scene, but Luke’s relationship was with Vader not really Anakin, which seemed like it would complicate things more than that moment allowed. Yoda felt like the more impactful teacher for that moment.”
Having Hayden Christensen appear as Anakin would have been a fun call back to the prequel films, but, as Johnson explains, perhaps Yoda’s presence makes a little more sense in the context of the film. Of course, he could have had both, right?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
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