Director Rian Johnson silenced critics of a particular plot point in The Last Jedi without saying a word 1 year ago

Director Rian Johnson silenced critics of a particular plot point in The Last Jedi without saying a word

Finally, we can put an end to this argument.

It has been over a month and over $1.2 billion worldwide, so can we safely assume that if you're reading this, you've either seen The Last Jedi, or you haven't and you don't care about spoilers?

Great, because there be spoilers from this point onwards.

Towards the end of the movie, Luke Skywalker uses his space magic (don't @ me) to trick Kylo Ren into thinking that he's present for a big fight at the end, but he was actually projecting himself there from a completely different planet.

It was for the greater good, but certain fans have taken issue with this new found super-power that was never previously mentioned in any of the other movies.

While there have been other plot points that folk thought were big plot holes (and later turned out to be fully explained, if you happened to be paying attention), you would think that the movie fans would trust the writer and director to know what he was doing, but no.

So here we are.

It started innocently enough, with Johnson tweeting the "Look! Eyes!" emoji...

We're then transported to a room with a number of books stacked on shelves, and some fantastic wallpaper...

We then get a close-up of two particular books, stacked side by side...

He pulls one of the books out...

And proceeds to make his way to a particular passage...

He jumps to some of the abilities that those more advanced Jedi are capable of, including creating a doppelganger...

"[P]roduce a doppelgänger, allowing them to “create short lived duplicate of him or herself or an external object that is visually indistinguishable from the real item. Those who have perfected this ability can create phantoms of any person of their choosing or trick an enemy into seeing more objects such as droids than are actually present.”

So there you have it.

Luke can do that thing you all thought you couldn't do. Can we move on now? Because Rian has...