‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Cast Discuss Film and Rian Johnson’s Trilogy on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

What director Rian Johnson and the cast had to say about the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Disney is not messing around when it comes to promoting Star Wars: The Last Jedi as most of the principal cast went on Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday night to discuss the film.

The show, which airs on Disney-owned ABC, featured Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, and Daisy Ridley, who play Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Rey, respectively. They were all joined by director Rian Johnson.

Kimmel asked a variety of questions to try probe any further plot details on The Last Jedi from Rey’s parents, Han Solo and Leia’s parenting skills and whether “The Last Jedi” is singular or plural.


“In my mind, it was always singular, because it referred to Luke Skywalker as ‘the last Jedi,'” Johnson said.

The cast revealed little details to avoid spoilers, but Hamill talked about when he had to hold the secret that Darth Vader was Luke’s father for 18 months. He also showed off his Harrison Ford (who played Han Solo in the franchise) impression.

Later, more of the cast with John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern joined them to talk about what Star Wars meant to them.

One thing Johnson did reveal was the first word spoken in The Last Jedi, which is a Kimmel tradition.

Johnson also talked about the new Star Wars trilogy Lucasfilm is allowing him to create with new characters and story.

To join in on the fun, Kimmel and his sidekick, Guillermo pitched character ideas to Johnson in a taped segment.