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Rian Johnson Discusses Choices for Carrie Fisher’s Scenes after Her Untimely Death

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After Carrie Fisher’s untimely death this past year, Star Wars fans wondered how she would be written out of the saga. Would Rian Johnson do it in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, would she be CGI’ed in J.J. Abrams next film?

SPOILERS BELOW – If you haven’t seen the new Star Wars film, do not proceed!

As it turns out, Fisher had completed filming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Lucasfilm thought so much of her performance, that they didn’t want her character changed in the film. There was an opportunity during the first half of the film to send her character off, but Johnson didn’t want to do it according to a new interview at IGN.

I mean, after we came back from New Year’s, Kathy [Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm] and I had a conversation and I felt really strongly that we had a beautiful performance from her.

Because if we did that, first of all that would feel like a very unsatisfying end to that character, because that moment of her getting blown out was not engineered to be an ending. And second, that would mean we would lose the scene with her and Luke, the scene with her and Rey at the end, the scene with her and Holdo. So much stuff that I feel I wanted to have from Carrie. I didn’t want to lose that. We talked about it briefly but it was something very quickly I decided I didn’t want to do.

In the film, Leia uses the Force to pull herself back to the safety of the ship. IGN took the opportunity to ask Rian, if Leia had trained with Luke during the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens to hone her Force skills…

This is a reflex action on her part. It’s the equivalent in my head of when you hear about parents, toddlers are caught under cars, and they suddenly get Hulk strength and can lift it up. Or a drowning person climbing their way to the surface. It’s instinctual, her use of it. It’s the opposite of when Luke Force-pulls the saber in Hoth. It isn’t like, ‘I’m going to try and do this.’ For her it’s just an instinctual thing of, ‘I’m not done yet. I’m not giving up. I’m pulling myself back in.

So there you have it. What do you think of the flying through space scene? Leave your thoughts in the appropriate places.

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits North American theaters on December 15, 2017. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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A Star Wars fan since 1978, he has a passion for all things Star Wars and wonders why May the 4th is not a national holiday. He lives in the wastelands of middle Georgia with his wife, two girls, and two dogs.

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The Last Jedi DVD & Blu-ray Disc Sales Top the Charts in the US

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Could it be that all of the blowback for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, be coming from a very vocal minority? According to the latest DVD and Blu-ray sales, it seems to be true. The second ranked movie on the list, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, sold only 29% of the totals for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Granted this is was the first week of release, but it seems the “Force” is still strong with Star Wars.

The eighth numbered installment of the “Star Wars” saga and the ninth live-action film in the franchise took in $620 million at the domestic box office and $1.33 billion worldwide — making it the top earner released in 2017. The Rian Johnson-directed film easily took the No. 1 spot on both the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

As always, leave your thoughts in one of our various social media sites, or down in the comment section below!

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit Blu-ray and DVD March 27th. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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Funko Announces Wave 2 of their Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pop Vinyl Figures!

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Funko has just announced a new wave of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pop vinyl figures. This wave includes new characters and variants! Gaze into the big eyes of a sad Porg, Poe Dameron’s wingman C’ai Threnalli, a caretaker from Ahch-To and Roses sister Paige join Pop! Rounding out the series comes a Vulptex and Luke Skywalker from the final battle scene with Kylo Ren!

We also will be getting Pop Star Wars Movie Moment figures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well! Kylo Ren and Rey’s epic battle scene with the Praetorian guards are now two different movie moments! Display them back to back to recreate the scene!

While no specific release date was given, checking in with our friends at Entertainment Earth, they indicate an August 2018 release date. Check out the images as well as pre-order links below!

Funko Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wave 2 Pop Vinyl Figures

Funko Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wave 2 Pop Vinyl Figures

Funko Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wave 2 Pop Vinyl Figures

Funko Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wave 2 Pop Vinyl Figures

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Details on Walmart Exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray

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Walmart will soon be announcing their Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray and DVD exclusives, thanks to a new report by Blu-ray.com. The Walmart exclusive bundle will come in collectible packaging with six interchangeable covers featuring the same artwork used on the character posters that were revealed during last summer’s D23 Expo.

Currently this set is not available on the US Walmart website, but those that live in Canada can pre-order it on the Canadian Walmart website for $29.96.

Check out the packaging below!

Walmart Exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray Cover

Walmart Exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray Cover

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit Blu-ray and DVD March 27th. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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