Last Jedi's Johnson explains one of Luke's big scenes

Sam Warner
Photo credit: Lucasfilm

From Digital Spy

Warning: This article contains spoilers from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

If you're really into picking into the nitty gritty details of Star Wars – as many fans are – then you may have noticed this anomaly in The Last Jedi.

At the end of the movie, we sadly had to say goodbye to Luke Skywalker as he became one with the Force and faded into the air.

That was because he used all his Force energy to create a projection of himself on Crait to distract Kylo Ren and the First Order while our heroes escaped.

Photo credit: Lucasfilm

However, as we see Luke disappear from his perch on Ahch-To and his cloak fall, one artificial aspect we don't see fall to the ground is his fake hand.

Surely it didn't transition to the afterlife with his body given that it's made of metal?

Well, that question was posed to star Mark Hamill, who seemed to be just as confused as everyone else.

So, it was over to director Rian Johnson, who suggested that the hand likely was left behind and just it wasn't shown for narrative reasons.

"In the edit room someone joke suggested that when he fades away his robot hand should clank down onto the rock," he explained on Twitter. "Might have undercut the moment."

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