Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and producer Kathleen Kennedy have spoken out about the newly announced, standalone Star Wars trilogy, which is in the early stages of development. While specific details are still scarce, the pair discussed what to expect thematically from the new movies, and ways in which they may connect to the original saga. “I’m at the very, very, very beginning of the process, so I’m just starting to figure what it’s going to be.
Ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, IGN Japan joined a roundtable interview with director Rian Johnson in Tokyo. Johnson spoke of his approach to making a Star Wars movie, the strengths of the movie’s cast and characters, and the origins of the Porgs. As you are one of several directors to work on the Star Wars series, how were you able to leave your personal stamp on The Last Jedi?
As the unwilling architect of the Death Star and estranged father to Jyn Erso, Galen Erso is one of the Star Wars franchise’s more complex supporting characters. Reflecting on the role, Rogue One actor Mads Mikkelsen told IGN Japan that he feels Galen still has unexplored depths. “We don’t see him a lot (in Rogue One); we get a feel of him,” Mikkelsen said. “Obviously you could elaborate on a character like that for his own movie.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".