With the amount of traditions in the Star Wars universe, it's safe to say that fans can take what they know of the past and apply it to the future, understanding the cyclical nature of the franchise. The first trailer for The Last Jedi features scenes that imply Luke Skywalker will train Rey, drawing comparisons to how we saw Yoda train Luke in The Empire Strikes Back. Writer/director Rian Johnson, however, warns fans that they shouldn't expect to see the same exact type of training in the new film, so we definitely won't see Skywalker in a backpack anytime soon.
When speaking with Vanity Fair, Johnson tried to steer fans away from drawing a "one-to-one correlation" of training we have seen in previously films and refrain from applying that to The Last Jedi.
"There's a training element to it," Johnson said, "but it's not exactly what you would expect."
Considering how tight-lipped the Lucasfilm team is about revealing too much information about the film that's more than six months away, that's not a very descriptive answer from Johnson, but it's about the best we're going to get.
Previous interviews and discussions of the relationship between Rey and Luke have involved the discussion of why it's not always good to meet your heroes, and considering Luke was a hero for the Rebellion, it's possible he has changed drastically since the events of Return of the Jedi and he will be much more reluctant to help Rey in the upcoming film.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15.
[H/T Vanity Fair]
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.