Rian Johnson Greets the Fans for May the 4th!

The official Star Wars Twitter account has just shared a cool message by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson for May the 4th. The video shows that he is currently at a sound recording studio with a special guest…

 

 

Check it out!

 

 

 

Yes, that’s right. That’s where the magic happens. These two seem to have a lot of fun scoring the movie.ย Johnson showed once again his huge respect to Star Wars and the fans. Thank you Rian. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

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61 thoughts on “Rian Johnson Greets the Fans for May the 4th!

  • May 5, 2017 at 12:10 am
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    D’awww, that’s super cool. I hope Rian does the movie the justice it deserves.

  • May 5, 2017 at 12:16 am
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    I’m sure he will do it justice. These directors that were kids when Star Wars came out and are mega fans themelves probably put more pressure on themselves than us fans on them combined. It’ll be the best he and the Disney team can possibly do. I have no concerns whatsoever ! Especially after Rogue One !

  • May 5, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    Kinda hoping more stuff comes out about TLJ today….as it’s been a pretty lackluster May 4th so far. Don’t get me wrong…I appreciate everyone on the site that finds the goodstuff and puts it all here. I know you can only show us what is out there. So come on you sources….lets get some juicy SW info for May 4th! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • May 5, 2017 at 12:42 am
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    we want TLJ photos!! come on

  • May 5, 2017 at 1:32 am
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    Boring teaser trailer & a crappy May 4th… Us fans got shafted this year.

    We want a Full Trailer and we want some character photos/movie stills.
    Movie is 7months away, it’s time!

    • May 5, 2017 at 1:35 am
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      Boo-freaking-hoo. In my day, we had to wait three years for a new Star Wars to come out. Then 16 years without the prospect of any more coming out. So be greatful for what you have now.

      • May 5, 2017 at 1:46 am
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        Um, cool story…
        I also lived in a time where there was no prospect of anymore Star Wars films and then we had to wait 3 years between them.. what’s you point? Lol

        • May 5, 2017 at 3:08 am
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          If that’s the case, then you’re too old to be acting this way.

        • May 5, 2017 at 4:53 am
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          Because you’re whining about being “shafted” about not getting enough exclusives on movies that are now being released on a yearly basis, as opposed to having to wait 3 years.

      • May 5, 2017 at 3:02 am
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        His first Christmas… was the first Christmas! I’m just kidding, I actually envy you. My first Star Wars in cinema was Episode I. But hey, at least I now hate Jar Jar less than most SW Fans do ๐Ÿ™‚

      • May 5, 2017 at 3:04 am
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        Yeah, no kidding. What a frickin’ windbag.

        • May 5, 2017 at 4:17 am
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          Please.. move along. Move along

          • May 5, 2017 at 5:21 am
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            Good luck with that.

    • May 5, 2017 at 1:58 am
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      We are being flooded with Star Wars… I really can’t ask for more. Not sure I want much more! A new movie every year. A celebration actually having something interesting to look at. Seems strange to ask for more given how it was handled pre-Disney!

      • May 5, 2017 at 2:16 am
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        Hmmmm actually, we learnt more about each upcoming film in the ore Disney days… for starters Lucas used to post making of videos in the months leading up to release, we also got bigger, better & more trailers..

        Celebration is a yawn.. the only good thing about it is getting a teaser. There’s only so many times I need to see Anthony Daniels talking about his experience playing C3PO back in the day or Ian Talking about playing the emperor for the 50th time with the exact same story.
        Then anything related to the new movie is so tight lipped it’s basically just the new cast sitting on stage not answering questions and making jokes.. what’s the point?
        Celebration is just an over hyped and over rated cash grab. Quite clever for business really.

        It’s may the 4th, there’s new film on the way.. what exactly have we learned today of any real value or anything to excite us fans? Ryan asked for R2 to be with Rey? Woooow.
        They shouldn’t bother pumping up these Star Wars days/celebrations if they’re not gonna give us anything good. Would rather just have things dropped online randomly rather than get our hopes up for nothing.

        • May 5, 2017 at 3:03 am
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          “Celebration is just an over hyped and over rated cash grab. Quite clever for business really.”

          Have you ever attended a Celebration?

          • May 5, 2017 at 4:16 am
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            Wouldn’t waste my money.
            Only interest I have in it is in off chance they reveal something decent about the upcoming films.
            In which case, a simple quick google search will reveal that news.

          • May 5, 2017 at 5:24 am
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            You love them quick Google searches, don’t ya? Celebrations are a blast…if you like Star Wars and want to spend the weekend hanging out with thousands of Star Wars fans. But that doesn’t sound like something you’d be interested in. You sound like a fun guy.

          • May 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm
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            Then you are a huge fan ,lol

        • May 5, 2017 at 10:28 am
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          Who exactly from Lucasfilm/Disney promised or teased any exclusive TLJ content to be released on 5/4? The prequels did have more making-of videos, but those films were in production for 3 years at a time, one at a time. The wait to see those films was 3x longer than the wait to see the yearly Disney release. As far as trailers go, we got 3 TFA trailers, not including international trailers and TV spots. We also got three trailers for each of the prequel films. You will likely get a full trailer over the summer, then a final trailer around September/October. They are not going to give us everything 8 months before the movie is out.

          • May 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm
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            Oh gosh the wait between each prequel was dreadful.

        • May 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm
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          I don’t recall anyone from LFL pumping up Star Wars day. You clearly live a vivid fantasy life

    • May 5, 2017 at 2:39 am
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      Us fans? I don’t feel shafted. Cry for yourself, don’t lump us into your whining.

      • May 5, 2017 at 4:13 am
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        Like the old saying goes, small things amuse small minds.

        • May 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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          Ah yes, now the personal attacks come when you’re wrong. Your opinion is a minority view.

    • May 5, 2017 at 3:07 am
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      Cry me a river. Please don’t speak for “us fans” or voice what “we” want. The vast majority of us have normal adult levels of patience. Quit stamping your proverbial feet because you’re not getting things when you want them.

      • May 5, 2017 at 4:12 am
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        Oh please, a quick google search states otherwise. Majority thought the teaser was laaaaaaame! Lol.
        So I will speak for us fans thank you very much.

        • May 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm
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          I’m a fan and enjoyed the teaser very much so.

          Don’t forget it รญs a teaser, showing us a first glimpse.

        • May 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm
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          Give us proof.

        • May 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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          LOL….incorrect.

        • May 5, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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          A quick google search shows anything you want it to.

        • May 5, 2017 at 6:15 pm
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          Wow, people complaining about something Star Wars-related on the internet. How unusual.

    • May 5, 2017 at 3:59 am
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      They made a boring trailer too? I saw that awesome one but I didn’t know they made another one, do you have the link?

      • May 5, 2017 at 4:11 am
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        They haven’t released any trailer yet..

        • May 5, 2017 at 4:13 am
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          Which Star Wars Last Jedi movie was it for then?

          • May 5, 2017 at 4:39 am
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            I know you think you’re being really witty and funny….
            But the only thing that is actually funny is that you truly think that lol.
            Embarrassing.

          • May 5, 2017 at 6:44 am
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            Think what?

    • May 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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      No, not really. See, from a marketing standpoint, you don’t roll out your full line so far away from release. I realize you probably know more than Disney, but their carefully planned marketing plans are not subject to a made up holiday based on a pun.

  • May 5, 2017 at 2:56 am
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    When they announced they would shoot a Han Solo movie I wasn’t overly enthusiatsic at first because I thought it was unecessary. Then I learned who was going to direct the movie and about the cast and finally I saw a video with an awesome looking animatronic alien. These little bits and pieces have left me more enthusiastic about the Han Solo movie than about TLJ. The reason for that is simple. It feels more like the Solo movie is going to be the next Star Wars release and not TLJ. I don’t know why the marketing team is doing this to us but so far the Star Wars Celebration 2017, the teaser trailer (to some degree) and this May 4th have been dissapointing. It’s not that the things they showed us were bad. They just seem so bland lacking anything new or exciting (like the 6 eyed Solo alien). So how about a sizzle reel, some concept art, an animatroic creature, a full trailer, some costumes and props shown during some nerdconvention… Secrecy is a good thing. But the way it looks like you guys are either way behind schedule or messing with us :/

    • May 5, 2017 at 4:19 am
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      Here here!

      Someone with some sense! Not like all these other fans who cream their pants just because John Williams makes an appearance.
      News flash, he isn’t news! We already know. Lol.

      • May 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm
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        I don’t usually buy a ticket to the hypetrain easily because I work in the entertainment industry myself (computer games but still). I am not saying Episode won’t be awesome but the amount of material shown (or the lack thereof) is pretty dissapointing. People on this forum may not like it but I think that when TFA was announced they needed to make sure that people known that a) a new Star Wars Trilogy is on it’s way and b) it’s going to be practical effects and sets like in good old times. When Rogue One was announced they wanted to make it absolutely clear that Antology movies are an important addition to the franchise with new characters and settings that you don’t want to miss out. With TLJ the marketing team seems to be under the impression , that people are by now aware of the fact that a new Star Wars trilogy is on it’s way and that they don’t need as much PR as they needed for the two previous movies. They are probably right but that still doesn’t mean I like it and I can understand why you feel ina similar way :/

        • May 5, 2017 at 4:44 pm
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          Just wait for the full trailer and all the press releases merchandise and the actual movie it’s gonna be the best.

          • May 5, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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            I am pretty sure I am going to be more than satisfied with Episode 8. I just wished they would show us some new material every now and then. Like Peter Jackson kept people updated with behind the scenes footage when he shot the Hobbit trilogy or by showing us some fake viral advertisments like Ridley Scott did to promote Alien:Covenante.

          • May 13, 2017 at 9:23 pm
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            I agree

    • May 5, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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      Disney knows more about marketing than you do.

      • May 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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        They certainly do. That still doesnt mean I have to agree with the way they handle things.

        • May 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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          Nope, you don’t.

          • May 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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            See, problem solved?

    • May 5, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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      Bland? everything disappointing? I had the exact opposite reaction. LOL……perhaps you’d rather move on to Avatar.

      • May 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm
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        Why would I move on to Avatar? I am not particualry fond of that CHI overkill. Star Wars has always been and will always be my favourite franchise. Please tell me why I can’t dislike a teaser trailer and still love the movies once they are released? Just take a minute to compare the the things we have been shown about TLJ and what we have seen about Rogue One or TFA 7 months prior to their release. Then tell me that you don’t see a difference there. If it wasn’t for leaked images of the Ireland and the Dubrovnik sets we would know almost nothing about TLJ. Sorry but the only thing about the teaser trailer that made me really excited was the shot with the hovering pebbles and the shot with the forcetree/books.

        • May 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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          The teaser got me jazzed. You know, I want more…next trailer is in July, I believe. The vibes I picked up from some folks who didn’t like the teaser was that it was going affect how they see the movie. How could anyone determine that? I got some advice….everyone should wait until the movie comes out and then comment on how much they enjoyed it.

  • May 5, 2017 at 3:14 am
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    This guy’s making me nervous.

  • May 5, 2017 at 5:06 am
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    Nice to see Rian talk to the fans on May the fourth and with Williams. Though, Williams is certaintly showing his age. Nothing wrong with that, but it makes me all the more grateful he is willing to do these movies still. I just hope that TLJ’s music is a lot better.

    Aside, from two themes; I found it really dull. Overall, happy May the Fourth. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • May 5, 2017 at 10:04 am
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      There were 5 new themes written for TFA. All were excellent additions to the Star Wars musical canon. The score is great. I have no idea how any fan of SW music could think otherwise.

      • May 5, 2017 at 5:06 pm
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        Five new themes, huh? Well, I found the soundtrack really one note, even listening to it by itself overall. Aside from the Resistance’s theme and Rey’s, I didn’t like it. As for you having no idea, a bit presumptuous on your part. I know plenty of fans who felt the same way.

        So really, I strongly disagree with your assertion. The TPM overall had a much better score than TFA.

        • May 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm
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          People didn’t like it because they wrote it off for not having instant recognizability, the score was 85% new. If you can explain how any of this is bad music, I’d love to hear your reasons why: https://youtu.be/cUBUlKgsNK8

          • May 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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            I can. I found this track and many others really one note. Williams loves his violins and high notes and while I am fine with it, really whenever I listen to this soundtrack I am like, sounds decent but I prefer Williams’ older work. The pitch of a lot of Williams tracks for this soundtrack are really off. I know that the London Symphony wasn’t available when TFA was shooting, and given Williams’ is getting older(close to 80 years) I can see that hindering his performance.

            For instance, the Resistance track is decent in that it captures what the Resistance is, but I find it lacks the emotional punch of the rebels main theme. Also, this tune, in particular, sounded very similar to something in Harry Potter which is my major issue with TFA. It sounds too much like Williams other work.

            For granted, every major composer is going to have identical beats. And really, you could argue that Williams does tend to reuse specific notes which is his biggest weakness. Harry Potter is a good example and hence why the main theme and a few select themes, his weakest work.

            It is also why I prefer composers like Jerry Goldsmith and even Alan Sivestri because they always try to push the boundaries and while having identical cues, often push the boundaries and try to incorporate their recurring elements as best as possible. If anything, I found TFA’s soundtrack serviceable, but nothing special. I appreciate Williams trying to blend in old stuff, like Leia’s theme, with new themes, like Rey(which is the standout piece).

            But really, I just couldn’t get into the soundtrack. Even after listening to it, I didn’t even buy it. But I will say this; TFA’s soundtrack is leagues above Rogue One which that track is unique but really generic.

          • May 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm
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            I don’t know of any active composer today who could’ve done a better job with TFA than the 83 year old Williams. Goldsmith has been dead for 13 years. Sivestri has some great scores, but nothing in his recent work really stands out. His music for Captain America and the Avengers had a few memorable, if not highly derivative tunes. Still nothing as classic as his Back to the Future or Forrest Gump themes. Rey’s Theme is beautiful, particularly the flute rendition here: https://youtu.be/Q3YcCLaTnBE
            (2:55 mark)
            I think the use of the celeste on the suite version is where people make a comparison to the Harry Potter scores.

        • May 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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          TPM had a better score???! Bahahahahahahahahaha

    • May 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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      I just wish…for ONE DAY…. people would post positive things on here..I mean…there are litterally a million more worthy things to complain about in this world…i would LOVE for you to show us some of the Symphony’s you have written with parts for 100 different instruments. post us a link.

      • May 9, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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        You relying on a logical fallacy to prove your point will not convince me or anyone else. Just because I am not a composer doesn’t mean I do not have the right to critique and evaluate a work. It is as inane as saying just because one isn’t a car mechanic, one cannot critique their car, especially if the car is constantly breaking down or one has been having problems. Me not being a producer is irrelevant to the matter at hand. Though, having a background in said subject matter does help.

        Your praise of Williams/ ad homniem on me does nothing. The former is just an appeal to authority and the latter is superflous. Unless you plan on contributing some else(other than sarcasm and attacks), don’t bother responding to me.

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