Rian Johnson Talks About Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cliffhanger

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Lucasfilm might have been keeping Star Wars: The Last Jedi's secrets close to its chest, but now that the film's more or less ten days away from its release date, it seems like the studio has been more open to sharing details about the highly anticipated sequel trilogy installment.

While most fans already know that the movie's going to open with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke (Mark Hamill) in Ahch-To, nobody really knew that the film would start with a cliffhanger till director Rian Johnson confirmed The Force Awakens sequel's opening scene on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Chiming in with the filmmaker's little revelation, Hamill called the scene "a literal cliffhanger" saying that he "love(d) the visual pun," and pointing out that he was "standing on a cliff."

Of course it's possible that the whole Ahch-To Cliffside cliffhanger might be a happy coincidence, but Hamill sure does hope that Johnson decided to put in the cliffhanger as a joke.

"J.J. has a great sense of humor," Hamill revealed. "I suggested they print 'To Be Continued' on my forehead but he said no, that's a bridge too far."


All jokes aside though – could this cliffhanger be Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the Night of Ren's arrival on Luke's hideaway planet? Let's wait and see.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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