The Star Wars Show featured a special episode where members of the Lucasfilm Story Group explained some of the secrets, trivia, and Easter eggs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars Show host Andi Gutierrez speaks with Leland Chee, Pablo Hidalgo, Matt Martin, and Rayne Roberts in a much watch video for Star Wars fans.
Here are some of our highlights:
The compass Luke picks up inside is library is the same compass that he picks up in the Battlefront video game which may be how he found the planet.
The Jedi emblem on his book was developed by the consumer products division a long time ago.
The Droid Repair Bay VR experience takes place during the attack on Leia’s ship.
In Rogue One, when Jyn Erso is going through the Empire’s records she finds hyperspace tracking which plays a big role in The Last Jedi.
The Lucasfilm story group tells the story of the abandoned Rebel Base on Crait the special Marvel comic and the book Leia: Princess of Alderaan.
J.J. Abrams shot a scene in The Force Awakens where Han puts the dice that were seen in A New Hope back in the Millennium Falcon. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson saw this scene and decided to give the dice a bigger role in his film, but Abrams ended up cutting the shot.
The name of the fathier that Finn sees through the binoculars is named “Hoth Stuff.”
The D.J. character was a placeholder name as he “don’t join” either side and the name stuck.
Male porgs are more colorful than female porgs.
The First Order laundry room shot with the iron coming down is a call back to Hardware Wars, the first major Star Wars parody film ever made in 1978. It featured characters like Artie Deco, Fluke Starbuck & Ham Salad while showcasing household appliances as spaceships.
Hints exist that Luke Skywalker is not actually present during the battle between him and Kylo. He has no footprints, he is younger, and his light saber isn’t broken.
Rian Johnson asked J.J. Abrams if R2-D2 could go to find Luke instead of BB-8. This allowed R2 to play back the classic Princess Leia message in order to motivate him to do the right thing.
Noah Segan, Mark Hamill’s kids, Gareth Edwards, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Joseph Gordon Levitt all have cameos in the film.
Gareth Edwards, the director of Rogue One, has “R1” written in the Star Wars language on his tunic during his cameo.
The shuttle on Canto Bight has parking violation stickers on it.
Dobbu Scay, the little alien that keeps putting coins inside BB-8 was voiced by Mark Hamill and named after Bob Ducsar, editor on The Last Jedi.
As fans caught, there is a creature in Canto Bight that is designed to look like Gary, Carrie Fisher’s dog.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still in theaters so you can catch all of these secrets if you see the movie again on the big screen.