Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Rian Johnson Explains Why Luke Had the Blue Lightsaber in 'The Last Jedi'

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By: Dominic Jones

One question that has been asked of the climatic showdown between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren is why did Luke have the blue lightsaber instead of his green one from Return of the Jedi?  Director Rian Johnson shared his thought process for Luke would have the blue lightsaber rather than his green one in a new interview with IGN.


Johnson explained,
"[Luke] is basically tailoring this projection to have maximum effect on Kylo. He knows that Kylo’s Achilles heel is his rage, and so that’s why he kind of makes himself look younger, the way Kylo would’ve last seen him in their confrontation at the temple,  and that’s why he decided to bring Kylo’s grandfather’s lightsaber down there -- the lightsaber that Kylo screamed at Rey, ‘that’s mine, that belongs to me."

Fans have also noted that the lightsaber Luke is using had recently been destroyed in "reality" and have wondered why this fact did not tip Kylo off to the fact that Luke was not actually there.  Johnson has an explanation for that as well, telling IGN, "The truth is, we see the lightsaber split in half -- Kylo sees a blinding flash of light and is knocked unconscious, and then Rey takes the lightsaber away before he wakes up."

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