Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a film that divided a fanbase. What is comes down to is that everyone had a fan theory. Their theory didn’t pan out so they hated the movie. They wanted something different, that’s what they got. So, they hated the movie. I thought it was short of a perfect movie, but it was a refreshing take nonetheless.
Soon fans will get a feature-length deep dive on how it was made — an intriguing proposition no matter what your opinion — when it hits home release digitally on Mar. 13 and DVD and Blu-ray on Mar. 27.
The Director and the Jedi, directed by Anthony Wonke, is a documentary about Rian Johnson and the making of The Last Jedi, and it’s almost as long as the film it’s documenting.
In The Director and the Jedi, Johnson says that if he was a fan, and not the director, “The only thing I would really want [from The Last Jedi] is a good movie that delights me in ways I didn’t expect.”
He goes on to mention an Russian Twitter bot campaign begging him not to kill General Hux. Later footage revealed that all of the scenes between Luke and Rey on Skellig Michael, the real world island that stood in for Luke’s hideaway on Ahch-To, had to be filmed in a mere two days.
But don’t take our word for it: You can watch the clip, and see the whole documentary in the special features of The Last Jedi’s Blu-ray release on Mar. 27.