“You type ‘Luke Skywalker’ into your screenplay program and then start typing dialogue, and you get chills. [laughs] Or Leia, you know?
But also, I’ll tell you the truth. As much as growing up with Star Wars, and that I was looking forward to working with Mark and Carrie, the thing that really hooked me – and I think hooked so many of the folks that are into these movies – is the new characters from The Force Awakens.”
— Rian Johnson on writing for characters old and new in The Last Jedi, Total Film Magazine