Filmmaker Rian Johnson has demonstrated his storytelling abilities in a variety of ways, from the high school-set neo-noir Brick to the sci-fi thriller Looper. Tackling a film like The Last Jedi would provide Johnson with many challenges, with the filmmaker revealing the biggest technical challenge was handling the film's massive amount of special effects.
"Honestly, the most technically challenging stuff
Luckily, the filmmaker wasn't completely out of his element, as the production used a variety of practical effects to create sequences for the film, including the use of animatronics.
“They would put on music and they would have all of the creatures interacting with actors in like a little scene… And I would walk through this scene, and that’s how I reviewed the creatures," Johnson recalled of the process. "That’s how I saw them for the first time. It was incredible.”
Of all the various creatures the internet has seen from the upcoming film, none of them captured the public's attention like the
“It wasn’t until we got the actual puppets on set and the whole crew reacted with ‘Oh my God, they’re adorable!’ and also then a few people in the crew were giving them that suspicious side-eye of ‘These are cute, but are they too cute?’” Johnson recalled to Yahoo!
Johnson even made sure to ask, “Are you sick of them yet?” based on the endless amounts of love they've been getting on social media.
We'll be able to see the special effects for ourselves when The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.