Described as “an intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson’s process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe,” director Anthony Wonke‘s doc The Director and the Jedi offers fans everywhere a behind-the-scenes look at the latest Star Wars film. Director Rian Johnson is the focus of the feature, or at least the stand-in for the surprisingly divisive film itself, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this relatively short 11-minute opening clip, there are a ton of behind-the-scenes looks to enjoy, so I can only imagine what awaits viewers in the full two-hour-and-15-minute version arriving with the film’s Blu-ray on March 27th.
In this clip, we get to see Johnson alongside producers Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman as they attempt to wrangle the insane production schedule into something manageable. Honing in more on his director’s duties, we also get to see Johnson working with Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley as they workshop a now-famous scene and shape it into what will eventually appear in front of millions of fans around the world. We also get phenomenal backstage shots of some of the 100 sets in all stages of construction as well as a return visit to some of the film’s most iconic locations. It’s a fantastic teaser for the full feature, which arrives soon!
Check out the 11-minute sneak peek at The Director and the Jedi below (via IMDb):
Get a sneak preview of ‘The Director and The Jedi,’ Anthony Wonke’s film documenting Rian Johnson’s process coming in as a director new to the Star Wars universe.
And for more on The Last Jedi, be sure to check out these recent write-ups:
- ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deleted Scene Reveals a Different Fate for Captain Phasma
- ‘Star Wars’: Snoke’s Backstory Does Exist, Says Andy Serkis
- Did Alex Garland & Oscar Isaac Know ‘Ex Machina’ Would Produce the Gif to End All Gifs?
- Rian Johnson Says ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deleted Scene Is Not “The Third Lesson”
- ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Blu-ray Will Contain 14 Deleted Scenes and Feature-Length Documentary