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Another Star Wars movie has come and gone in the form of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and while we've got another one coming out in just a few months (Solo: A Star Wars Story), you might be feeling a Jedi sized hole in your heart. Though the digital and home releases of The Last Jedi are due to arrive soon, there's another way that fans can enjoy the movie before then. A documentary about how director Rian Johnson filmed Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to premiere, and will disclose behind-the-scenes details how the massive blockbuster was made.
The documentary, titled The Director and the Jedi, will premiere at the SXSW film festival on March 12, 2018. Directed by Anthony Wonke (Ronaldo, Syria: Children on the Frontline), the documentary follows Rian Johnson and his process as he comes in as the director of a new Star Wars film. The documentary will show how Johnson navigated the mammoth production, introduce cast and crew, see their individual challenges in putting the movies together, say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, and "explore the significance of some of Rian's more surprising decisions."
This definitely sounds like a very interesting watch for Star Wars fans. There's always been something deeply fascinating behind the making of Star Wars movies and there have been documentaries in the past that have tackled the subject. This one sounds like it uses Rian Johnson as the main character, so hopefully the documentary actually addresses the real challenges of making the movie. There's nothing more boring than watching a Making Of documentary that only shows how great and fun everything was. Plus, I'm extremely interested to learn if the doc will dig into the more critical of Johnson's choices like the reveal of Rey's parents.
For his part, Rian Johnson promises that this isn't the everyday documentary feature that you'd normally find on a DVD. The director took to Twitter to share his excitement, and revealed that Anthony Wonke and his crew were filming on set every day with people always mic'd up. The doc will actually get into what the making of the movie was like.
If you aren't attending SXSW next month, The Director and The Jedi will also be included on the home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie releases on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and Blu-ray disc on March 27, 2018, and releases digitally on March 13.