One of Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s more striking moments also happens to be its last, as the narrative switches perspectives away from the movie’s leading characters to one whose name the audience doesn’t even know. A little boy shown earlier in the movie during its Canto Bight sequence is casually revealed to be Force-sensitive, and star Mark Hamill has now shared his thoughts on what the scene means not only for The Last Jedi, but for the entire Star Wars universe going forward.
“What I love particularly was – and they didn’t have to do this because the movie’s over – all of a sudden you cut to the stable and there’s that little boy, he puts out his hand and the broom comes to him,” Hamill told Games Radar. “It’s so subtle, the first time I saw it I thought he just took it, but if you look he puts his hand out and it moves over for him, implying that yeah, she’s [Rey is] the last Jedi… until the next Jedi.”
The actor then remarked that although the Skywalker saga might be reaching a close once Episode IX releases on December 20, 2019, Star Wars is here for the long haul. “It’ll go on forever, believe me,” he added. “Long after both of us are gone they’ll be making these films from here into eternity.”
Available now digitally and on Blu-ray and DVD, writer/director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.