Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been out in theaters for almost a month (and everyone, we're guessing, has seen it at least once), Rian Johnson has been opening up about some of the film's more controversial moments (which he has been gracious about to the fans).
When we were doing [The Force Awakens], Rian said, "We might have boulders floating to show your Force emanating", so I was led to believe that I still had the Force and it was really strong in me.
Luke's disillusionment with the Jedi Order, and his severed connection to the Force play an important role in The Last Jedi. After all, J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson certainly can't be blamed for cutting extraneous plot threads from their already story-packed films.
Rian Johnson's sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to divide fans but the sci-fi adventure also continues to bring in significant amounts of cash across the global box office. "Hamill recalls that once he read the script, he wasn't sure what was going on, and he called Abrams and Johnson asking "'Are you guys aware of this? Have you seen a cut?
It's not unusual, almost every artist who returns to their work - no matter how much time has passed - will discover things they would like to change or do differently.