So many questions. That’s what we were left with after last Friday’s debut of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer. Of course, there have been a lot of questions about the next direction of the Star Wars saga since the end credits for The Force Awakens, and a lot of promises about answers in The Last Jedi. The film’s writer/director Rian Johnson was cagey in the panel at Star Wars Celebration, but how about an exclusive chat with corporate colleagues over at Good Morning America, what new details might they be able to pry out of Johnson? Well, there are a few.

For instance, The Last Jedi, was that singular or plural? “It’s so funny when people started asking that when the title was announced because I never even pondered that question,” Johnson said adding that he thought the question was fairly straightforward. “In my mind it’s singular,” he added, and when the interviewer asked him to confirm that the “last Jedi” is Luke Skywalker, Johnson said.  “If you say so.”

Another mystery, will we learn about who Rey’s parents are in the film? “It’s something that is absolutely going to be addressed,” Johnson said vaguely. When the interviewer asked if “addressed” means “clarificatied”, Johnson had to stop himself. “It depends on… I can’t say.” He added, “It’s tough because this is the other element of the secrecy of it all, the other part of it is that there are lots of surprises in this movie and there are lots of twists and turns, and I really want people to experience those when they see the movie for the first time.”

In one other piece of new information, Johnson described the new planet seen in the trailer, the white sand planet with those ships puffing trails of red smoke behind them. Johnson revealed that Crait is the name of planet, and it’s the site of an “an old rebel base there that’s now abandoned… It ends up playing a key role in the movie,” the director told EW. The Resistance fighters shown in the trailer “show up where they have to deal with a very pressing and immediate threat.”

As to the nature of the planet, and its significance, “It’s way out there. It’s very remote. It’s uncharted,” Johnson added, “it’s a mineral planet and so there are mines on it.” What do they mine? “The white dusting of salt over this red, ruby-ish mineral base.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be in theatres everywhere on December 15.

Source: Coming Soon

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