Rian Johnson 'overwhelmed' with 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 14:19 IST

New Delhi [India], October 27 (ANI): It's not only fans, who geek out when they hear 'Star Wars', the people working in the movie are also allowed to get crazy a little bit.

Disney, the studio that will distribute the movie worldwide, shared a Behind The Scenes video titled 'Directing The Last Jedi' on YouTube, which reflects the unique experience of directing a 'Star Wars' movie.

Rian Johnson, who is all set to take fans to a galaxy far far away in the upcoming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', has revealed that filming 'The Last Jedi' was overwhelming.

In the footage, Johnson can be seen saying, "There's a weird that happens when it's being built and when you first show up you are kind of overwhelmed by it all and you get into the nitty gritty of working on it and naturally that level of it goes away and you find yourself just focused on making the scene work, getting the shots, and once in a while you're taking a little break and you look around and you get the holy crap again."

The helmer also shared that he did face some 'holy crap' moments while filming.

"Walking up the ramp, walking through the hallway, I get flashbacks to when I was a kid with the action figures. Suddenly I had a big lump in my throat. Just so happy. You know it gets you. The first time shooting with Mark, first time shooting with Daisy, first time shooting a 'Star Wars' movie and you know it's some cool stuff."

The footage also includes cast members like Late Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, and Gwendoline Christie praising Johnson.

Fisher, who will be seen in the movie playing iconic character Princess Leia, noted, "He has flaws in other areas, I just don't know about them."

Meanwhile, Ridley said that the filmmaker is doing "unexpected things" and "taking characters in new directions".

'The Last Jedi' is set to feature a number of returning cast members, including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Andy Serkis (Snoke), Domhnall Gleeson (General Lux) and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia.

While Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran are newcomers who have joined the 'Last Jedi' cast.

The flick is slated to release on December 15. (ANI)

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