Mark Hamill says the Force is strong in Ireland

The Force re-awakened Rian Johnson talks evolution of'The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson ended up being tagged in the conversation, and Johnson did end up chiming in on the topic, where he pointed out that really none of the Force abilities are ever specifically called out prior to being seen on screen.

Ahead of The Last Jedi in the rankings are The Fate of the Furious, which the Star Wars film could pass with a mere $7 million, but the bigger challenge will be besting another Disney film, the live-action Beauty and the Beast.

Last year, Mark Hamill set off a flurry of speculation when he told Empire Magazine there was a big, last-minute adjustment to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that would have changed something about the then-upcoming Last Jedi. After surviving a barrage of laser fire from AT-M6 walkers without even a scratch, the new Supreme Leader of the First Order lands on the surface in order to finish this fight once and for all.

For some, this was an obvious hint that Luke was actually using a powerful force projection technique against Kylo, because surely the famed Jedi couldn't be using Anakin's broken saber.

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Disney Lucasfilm Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in"Star Wars The Last Jedi Disney Lucasfilm Ma

We see the Force perform acts of telekinesis but it also allows for mental manipulation. The truth is, we see the lightsaber split in half - Kylo sees a blinding flash of light and is knocked unconscious, and then Rey takes the lightsaber away before he wakes up. He draws his lightsaber, and Luke Skywalker does the same.

Of course Kylo Ren isn't confused by the presence of his grandfather's lightsaber. "So if you really want to dig into it and get an explanation, you can say that he doesn't 100 percent know what happened to the lightsaber".

In the original trilogy, Luke Skywalker was depicted as the ultimate hero who would never waver in his allegiances to the Jedi Order.

However, with China being one of the last major markets for the film to debut, it is the last big opportunity to squeeze every dollar out of audiences. In The Last Jedi, Luke's failings as a teacher resulted in him turning his back on the Jedi and seeking exile on Ahch-To. According to Rian Johnson, Kylo didn't know it was destroyed.

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