Post-VF “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Updates

In the wake of the Vanity Fair pictorial earlier this week and the recent licensing expo, several more minor details about Rian Johnson’s upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” have arrived.

Johnson confirms to Reddit that the character of Supreme Leader Snoke isn’t explored much in the film, while photos up at Making Star Wars of tie-in merchandise suggests Snoke will be seen in gold robes and will have human flesh tones as opposed to pale white skin. Johnson has also confirmed that he had J.J. Abrams switch BB-8 for R2-D2 in the final scenes of ‘Force Awakens’ for storytelling purposes in ‘Last Jedi’.

Mark Hamill has revealed that he and Johnson adamantly disagreed on some of the choices made by the director: “I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character.’ Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision.”

Oscar Isaac has revealed that his character Poe Dameron has several scenes with Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia including one where she slaps him – an action that required 27 takes to get right. Finally, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy adds that the direction and story of the third anthology ‘A Star Wars Story’ movie will be determined sometime next month ahead of its 2020 release.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in December.