Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has revealed the spoiler policy of Lucasfilm for the upcoming movie.
The build up to The Last Jedi has gotten everyone talking, and, as is normally the case for a film of this size, fans have had to contend with any spoilers that might be contained in the movie’s marketing material.
Lucasfilm has already set out their stall for what they consider to be a no-go area with regards to The Last Jedi, as Rian Johnson has revealed to Yahoo the process that was undertaken to decide what would need to be left out of the various trailers.
“A year ago, maybe even more than that, my producer Ram [Bergman] and I sat down with the folks at Lucasfilm and said, ‘OK, this is what we’re going to reveal here and there, and this stuff we’re never going to reveal until the movie comes out.’” Johnson revealed. “We came up with a ‘no-fly list’ of, under no circumstances is this shown or that shown.”
Johnson went on to explain that the process was a little surreal and that it was an interesting experience being involved in such discussions.
“It is a fascinating process,” explained Johnson, “It’s something that for me, just having been a fan my whole life, suddenly being behind the curtain and seeing how it works and seeing how deliberate it is, has been really fascinating.”
To see just what was allowed by Lucasfilm to be previewed to fans before the film’s December arrival, check out the latest trailer here.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th in the States and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).