John Williams Wants To Score Star Wars: Episode IX

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Take the film's final confrontation on the crystal-strewn planet of Crait, where Luke Skywalker baits Kylo Ren into the one-on-one confrontation (so it appears) that his power-thirsty nephew has been craving.

"So I was led to believe that I still had the Force and it was really strong in me".

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Disney Lucasfilm Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in"Star Wars The Last Jedi Disney Lucasfilm Ma

Mark Hamill (himself) has been singing the praises of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and Skellig Michael, which both have starring roles in billion dollar blockbusters Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, in order to answer this question, we'll have to dive into major spoiler territory, so don't read any further if you haven't seen The Last Jedi.

Scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi were filmed in some of the most spectacular spotts Ireland's western coastline, from the northern-most point in County Donegal to the cliffs and headlands of Counties Clare, Cork and Kerry. Recently on Twitter, a debate started up regarding whether or not this really worked in the film, considering the ability to do such a thing had never been previously hinted at in the Star Wars franchise. Who knows, perhaps we will get to see a returned Luke utilise his green saber in Episode IX. "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 chose to bring Kylo's grandfather's lightsaber down there - the lightsaber that Kylo screamed at Rey, 'that's mine, that belongs to me.'" As far as Johnson's concerned, Luke believes that Anakin's lightsaber will have a much more visceral impact on the erstwhile Ben Solo than Luke's own green blade. In The Last Jedi, Luke's failings as a teacher resulted in him turning his back on the Jedi and seeking exile on Ahch-To. There are numerous aspects of the film that are being dissected by fans, but director Rian Johnson just weighed in on one of them himself. According to Rian Johnson, Kylo didn't know it was destroyed.

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