“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson recently revealed who came up with the film’s title, and how soon it was brought up.
What’s going on?
Johnson recently answered questions about “Star Wars” on social media, talking about his film “The Last Jedi” and other aspects of “Star Wars lore.”
- One fan asked him whether Johnson came up with the title for the film or if it was given to him.
- “It was me, had it very early in the writing process,” he said.
What we know about titles
“Star Wars” films often have unique and simple titles that reveal something — and yet nothing — about the films.
- At the time, “The Last Jedi” caused a stir among fans, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. Fans wondered if the title referred to Luke Skywalker or Rey, the main character of the previous film, “The Force Awakens.”
Sometimes they go through multiple changes. In fact, “Rogue One” screenwriters Chris Weitz and Gary Whitta said they were surprised “Rogue One” was the title of the film since they floated many other title ideas, like “Star Wars: Rebellion” and “Dark Times,” as I wrote about for the Deseret News.
More from Johnson
Johnson also revealed on Twitter that he almost added Anakin Skywalker’s Force ghost into “The Last Jedi” to talk with his son, Luke Skywalker. However, Johnson said Luke’s relationship was with Darth Vader and not Anakin Skywalker, so he brought in Yoda instead, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.