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Rian Johnson Explains Luke’s Powers Using Sacred Jedi (Legends) Texts!

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson took to Twitter to show, just for fun, that the extraordinary trick Luke Skywalker pulled at the end of the movie has precedence in the Star Wars universe. Rian used some quotes from the now Legends book The Jedi Path by Daniel Wallace. The book is described as “the ancient training manual that has educated and enlightened generations of Jedi, including Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker.”



Here’s what Rian posted on Twitter:










Also, Rian addressed another issue that some people had with this new Force power:




As Anthony Breznican pointed out in his article, it’s worth mentioning that Dave Filoni has already used elements from this Legends book and made them official canon in Star Wars: Rebels.


Also, Rian addressed the scene with Leia using the Force:




Fan debate over the finer details of The Last Jedi will no doubt continue in perpetuity until we Star Wars fans have something else to talk about (come quickly Solo trailer!). And while Johnson doesn’t necessarily need to defend every little decision he made in the movie, it’s good to see that he is still engaging with the fans to discuss these things. It’s also great to see that the new creators behind Star Wars are continuing to pay attention to what came before.


But ultimately, whether Luke’s ability was a pre-existing Force power or something new to The Last Jedi doesn’t really matter – what matters is that he is a freakin’ Jedi Master, and he owned the climax of this movie showing off his unquestionable mastery of the Force. I wonder what new powers we will behold in the saga moving forward. There’s no telling what ages old Force secrets Rey and the future Jedi will unlock when they get their own hands on the ancient Jedi texts currently stored away on the Falcon.



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