The Last Jedi’s “Emotional Ending” – SWR #308


Riley is joined by Bruce Gibson live in person to chat about all of the latest SW happenings!

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Topics for this week’s show: 

  • J.J. Abrams changed ending of TFA for Rian Johnson (
    • Speaking in the latest issue of Empire (via ScreenRant) Hamill reveals the ending of The Force Awakens was changed at the last minute to ensure continuity with Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
    • Hamill says: “There was something that happened at the end of The Force Awakens when I’m standing on the cliff. I called Rian in a panic because it was all wrong. He said, ‘It’s okay, I spoke to J.J. and he’s taking that scene out.’ It just didn’t match up with what Rian had written.”
  • Daisy Ridley gives us a hint about the emotional ending of TLJ [minor-spoiler]  (
    • In an interview with Glamour, the 25-year-old Ridley explained that the last scene the pair shot together was the most emotional, and it takes place at the end of The Last Jedi.
    • From the Glamour interview:  “The last thing Carrie and I filmed together was emotional for a variety of reasons,” Ridley confessed. “It’s the end of the film, and all of this crazy stuff has happened. There’s this moment that we share, and thinking about it now, I realize that it’s going to be really hard to watch. Because it will seem like a goodbye, even though it wasn’t at the time. You know, she and I went through a similar thing at different times [as Star Wars heroes]. She had the most insane life.”
  • Behind-the-scenes look at TLJ by Noovie in movie theaters (
    • Noovie, National CineMedia’s (NCM) new movie theater pre-show, is now presenting an exclusive look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters on December 15. Part of the Noovie Backlot series, the piece highlights the exciting first moments on set, and even includes a never-before-seen look at the upcoming film.
  • Solo teaser poster found in movie theater (
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