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** Creator/JesusBarrero, the Latin American Spanish voice for Luke, was diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2015 and subsequently passed away from complications caused by it on February 17, 2016, only a few months after completing his work on his last film ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. His nephew Víctor Covarrubias voiced Luke in the trailer, and Beto Castillo (who voiced the titular Film/DoctorStrange2016) voice him in the final cut.

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** Creator/JesusBarrero, the Latin American Spanish voice for Luke, was diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2015 and subsequently passed away from complications caused by it on February 17, 2016, only a few months after completing his work on his last film ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. His nephew Víctor Covarrubias voiced Luke in the trailer, and Beto Castillo (who voiced the titular Film/DoctorStrange2016) voice character in ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'') voiced him in the final cut.film proper.


* ExecutiveMeddling: It's been suggested that the rewrites that resulted in the ReleaseDateChange came as a result of studio pressure to increase the parts of the new characters introduced in ''The Force Awakens'' following the incredibly positive reception to their characters.


* CreatorBacklash: {{Zig Zagg|ing Trope}}ed with Creator/MarkHamill. Before the film's release, he stated in multiple interviews that he had disagreed with Creator/RianJohnson's take on Luke Skywalker, at one point telling him "I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you've made for this character". He later came around to appreciate the changes and the way they pushed him out of his comfort zone, and [[https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/945784443964309505 publicly regretted voicing these opinions]] due to how they were [[QuoteMine taken out of context]].
** One specific example he gave was the scene where Luke stand over Ben with a lightsaber. He was initially uncomfortable with it, before realizing it was the equivalent of HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct.

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* CreatorBacklash: {{Zig Zagg|ing Trope}}ed with Creator/MarkHamill. Before the film's release, he stated in multiple interviews that he had disagreed with Creator/RianJohnson's take on Luke Skywalker, at one point telling him "I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you've made for this character". He later came around to appreciate the changes and the way they pushed him out of his comfort zone, and [[https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/945784443964309505 publicly regretted voicing these opinions]] due to how they were [[QuoteMine taken out of context]].
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context]]. One specific example he gave was the scene where Luke stand stands over Ben with a lightsaber. He was initially uncomfortable with it, before realizing it was the equivalent of HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct.


** According to Creator/MarkHamill, there was meant to be a scene of Luke grieving Han, but was cut. (And that while he was okay with it since scenes get cut all the time, he did question why the scene of Luke milking an alien made it in.)

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** According to Creator/MarkHamill, there was meant to be a scene of Luke grieving Han, but was cut. (And that while he was okay with it since scenes get cut all the time, he did question why the scene of Luke milking an alien a Thala-siren made it in.)


** Many fans had already guessed that Kylo and Rey had forged a Force Bond after the first film. Sure enough....

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** Many fans had already guessed that Kylo and Rey had forged a Force Bond after the first film. Sure enough.... [[spoiler:though it wasn't actually their doing.]]


** BlackTieInfiltration: According to the art book, Finn and Rose were going to break into a store in Canto Bight and steal a tux and gown, with a SheCleansUpNicely effect for Rose in her dress and Finn having his tux on backwards. That idea was scrapped in favor of the two sticking with their Resistance gear. In early drafts, they were also going to meet the Master Codebreaker in the cabaret room, be taken along for a quest to retrieve a MacGuffin from a warlord, and be arrested on the casino's rooftop.

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** BlackTieInfiltration: According to the art book, Finn and Rose were going to break into a store in Canto Bight and [[BlackTieInfiltration steal a tux and gown, gown]], with a SheCleansUpNicely effect for Rose in her dress and Finn having his tux on backwards. That idea was scrapped in favor of the two sticking with their Resistance gear. In early drafts, they were also going to meet the Master Codebreaker in the cabaret room, be taken along for a quest to retrieve a MacGuffin from a warlord, and be arrested on the casino's rooftop.



** ManBitesMan: A deleted scene extending DJ's betrayal has Hux belittling Rose and her homeworld, claiming that no matter how hard the Resistance's allies bite, the First Order will always win. Rose's response is to bite his finger in defiance. Taken aback, Hux angrily orders Rose and Finn's executions and leaves the scene.
** UncomfortableElevatorMoment: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyGlZVZWN4U In a deleted scene]], while infiltrating the ''Supremacy'' disguised as First Order officers, Finn, Rose, and DJ have to take an elevator with a bunch of Stormtroopers. It starts with the usual elevator routine, but gets even tenser when one of the Stormtroopers (Creator/TomHardy in an uncredited cameo) recognizes Finn. Except he's unaware of Finn's defection (the First Order covered it to not give other soldiers ideas) and just congratulates Finn for his "promotion".
** EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: [[https://youtu.be/cMqK12gYao4?t=501 This deleted scene]].

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** ManBitesMan: A deleted scene extending DJ's betrayal has Hux belittling Rose and her homeworld, claiming that no matter how hard the Resistance's allies bite, the First Order will always win. [[ManBitesMan Rose's response is to bite his finger in defiance. defiance.]] Taken aback, Hux angrily orders Rose and Finn's executions and leaves the scene.
** UncomfortableElevatorMoment: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyGlZVZWN4U In a deleted scene]], while infiltrating the ''Supremacy'' disguised as First Order officers, Finn, Rose, and DJ [[UncomfortableElevatorMoment have to take an elevator with a bunch of Stormtroopers.Stormtroopers]]. It starts with the usual elevator routine, but gets even tenser when one of the Stormtroopers (Creator/TomHardy in an uncredited cameo) recognizes Finn. Except he's unaware of Finn's defection (the First Order covered it to not give other soldiers ideas) and just congratulates Finn for his "promotion".
** EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: %%** [[https://youtu.be/cMqK12gYao4?t=501 This deleted scene]].


** According to the art book, Finn and Rose were going to break into a store in Canto Bight and steal a tux and gown, with a SheCleansUpNicely effect for Rose in her dress and Finn having his tux on backwards. That idea was scrapped in favor of the two sticking with their Resistance gear. In early drafts, they were also going to meet the Master Codebreaker in the cabaret room, be taken along for a quest to retrieve a MacGuffin from a warlord, and be arrested on the casino's rooftop.

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** BlackTieInfiltration: According to the art book, Finn and Rose were going to break into a store in Canto Bight and steal a tux and gown, with a SheCleansUpNicely effect for Rose in her dress and Finn having his tux on backwards. That idea was scrapped in favor of the two sticking with their Resistance gear. In early drafts, they were also going to meet the Master Codebreaker in the cabaret room, be taken along for a quest to retrieve a MacGuffin from a warlord, and be arrested on the casino's rooftop.


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** ManBitesMan: A deleted scene extending DJ's betrayal has Hux belittling Rose and her homeworld, claiming that no matter how hard the Resistance's allies bite, the First Order will always win. Rose's response is to bite his finger in defiance. Taken aback, Hux angrily orders Rose and Finn's executions and leaves the scene.
** UncomfortableElevatorMoment: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyGlZVZWN4U In a deleted scene]], while infiltrating the ''Supremacy'' disguised as First Order officers, Finn, Rose, and DJ have to take an elevator with a bunch of Stormtroopers. It starts with the usual elevator routine, but gets even tenser when one of the Stormtroopers (Creator/TomHardy in an uncredited cameo) recognizes Finn. Except he's unaware of Finn's defection (the First Order covered it to not give other soldiers ideas) and just congratulates Finn for his "promotion".
** EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: [[https://youtu.be/cMqK12gYao4?t=501 This deleted scene]].


** [[spoiler:"Renperor"]] for Kylo Ren, after his [[spoiler:successful usurpation of Snoke.]] On tumblr, another popular nickname for Kylo is "Sexy Emo Honeypot", referring to [[spoiler: his ShirtlessScene]]. For the same reason, he also goes by "Ben Swolo". He's also been dubbed "Darth Darcy," due to his WeCanRuleTogether proposal to Rey sounding similar to Mr. Darcy's awful first proposal to Elizabeth in [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Pride and Prejudice]].

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** [[spoiler:"Renperor"]] for Kylo Ren, after his [[spoiler:successful usurpation of Snoke.]] On tumblr, another popular nickname for Kylo is "Sexy Emo Honeypot", referring to [[spoiler: his ShirtlessScene]]. For the same reason, he also goes by "Ben Swolo". He's also been dubbed "Darth Darcy," due to his WeCanRuleTogether [[spoiler:WeCanRuleTogether proposal to Rey sounding similar to Mr. Darcy's awful first proposal to Elizabeth in [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Pride and Prejudice]].Prejudice]]]].


** [[spoiler:"Renperor"]] for Kylo Ren, after his [[spoiler:successful usurpation of Snoke.]] On tumblr, another popular nickname for Kylo is "Sexy Emo Honeypot", referring to [[spoiler: his ShirtlessScene]]. For the same reason, he also goes by "Ben Swolo".

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** [[spoiler:"Renperor"]] for Kylo Ren, after his [[spoiler:successful usurpation of Snoke.]] On tumblr, another popular nickname for Kylo is "Sexy Emo Honeypot", referring to [[spoiler: his ShirtlessScene]]. For the same reason, he also goes by "Ben Swolo". He's also been dubbed "Darth Darcy," due to his WeCanRuleTogether proposal to Rey sounding similar to Mr. Darcy's awful first proposal to Elizabeth in [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Pride and Prejudice]].


** JJ Abrams, the director of the previous film, also [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3382915/Having-regrets-Force-Awakens-director-J-J-Abrams-says-Star-Wars-Episode-VIII-script-good-wishes-make-himself.html said]] that the script for this film was so good, he wished he had made it.

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** JJ Abrams, Creator/JJAbrams, the director of the previous film, also [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3382915/Having-regrets-Force-Awakens-director-J-J-Abrams-says-Star-Wars-Episode-VIII-script-good-wishes-make-himself.html said]] that the script for this film was so good, he wished he had made it.



** There`s an alternate opening scene where the focus is on Finn waking up as the evacuation takes place, and he witnesses the First Order arriving. This has presumably been re-arranged to emphasize the Dreadnaught's dramatic entrance in the final cut.

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** There`s an alternate Finn was originally going to be introduced not in his bacta suit, but instead as one of Paige Tico's co-gunners, even re-enacting his opening scene where from ''The Force Awakens'', with her putting a bloody handprint over his heart. Johnson changed his mind in part because of the focus is on subtext and conflict it would introduce to Finn waking up as the evacuation takes place, and he witnesses the First Order arriving. This has presumably been re-arranged to emphasize the Dreadnaught's dramatic entrance in the final cut.Rose's relationship.



** During their fight, Finn reveals to the surrounding stormtroopers how Phasma shut down the shield around Starkiller Base to save herself. Paranoid about being revealed as a coward and traitor, Phasma kills the troopers, giving Finn an opening.

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** During their fight, Finn reveals to the surrounding An extended version of Finn's battle with Phasma would have had him be cornered on a ledge by stormtroopers how Phasma after smashing her helmet. When she gloats that he was a fool for betraying the First Order, Finn reveals that she was the one who shut down the shield around Starkiller Base Base's defences to save herself. Paranoid about being revealed as a coward and traitor, her own life. Phasma kills the troopers, giving stormtroopers in a fit of paranoia, but gets her hand cut off before she can shoot Finn an opening.and is shot in the chest with a plasma cannon, sending her flying off the ledge.



** According to Creator/MarkHamill, there was meant to be a scene of Luke grieving Han, but was cut. (And that while he was okay with it since scenes get cut all the time, he did question why the scene of Luke milking an alien made it in.)



** The original release date [[MilestoneCelebration would have coincided with]] the 40[[superscript:th]] Anniversary of the limited release of ''Film/ANewHope''. The film does still manage to hit the overall 40[[superscript:th]] anniversary milestone, though.



** Obi-Wan was considered to appear as a Force ghost. This was removed as the only version of Obi-Wan Luke has interacted with is Alec Guinness's, who is long dead by now, and Johnson felt that having Luke interact with Ewan [=McGregor=]'s Obi-Wan would have felt too weird.

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** Obi-Wan was considered to appear as a Force ghost. This was removed as the only version of Obi-Wan Luke has interacted with is Alec Guinness's, Creator/AlecGuinness', who is long dead by now, and Johnson felt that having Luke interact with Ewan [=McGregor=]'s Creator/EwanMcGregor's Obi-Wan would have felt too weird.



** Finn was also going to be introduced in TLJ not in his bacta suit, but instead as one of Paige Tico's co-gunners, even re-enacting his opening scene from The Force Awakens, with her putting a bloody handprint over his heart. Johnson changed his mind in part because of the subtext and conflict it would introduce to Finn and Rose's relationship.



** An extended version of Finn's battle with Phasma would have had him be cornered on a ledge by stormtroopers after smashing her helmet. When she gloats that he was a fool for betraying the First Order, Finn reveals that she was the one who shut down Starkiller Base's defences to save her own life. Phasma kills the stormtroopers in a fit of paranoia, but gets her hand cut off before she can shoot Finn and is shot in the chest with a plasma cannon, sending her flying off the ledge.
** According to Mark Hamill, there was meant to be a scene of Luke grieving Han, but was cut. (And that while he was okay with it since scenes get cut all the time, he did question why the scene of Luke milking an alien made it in.)


* TeasingCreator: After the film's release, the crew definitely seem to enjoy tossing fuel on the fire of [[spoiler:the Kylo/Rey FoeRomanceSubtext]]: Mark Hamill calls their interactions full of [[http://www.floor8.com/posts/5226-video-mark-hamill-talks-the-romantic-tension-between-rey-and-kylo-ren "romantic tension"]], the story group [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p09c0MXDxto jokes]] that his ShirtlessScene was because he specifically waited around shirtless for Rey, [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-star-wars-last-jedi-spoilers-20171218-htmlstory.html Rian Johnson]] agrees that "they could also make out" and teasingly suggests creating a spinoff of just that, and Adam Driver [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7SjLDdk8lA actually enacts]] a scene of them kissing with action figures on ''TheLateShowWithStephenColbert''.

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* TeasingCreator: After the film's release, the crew definitely seem to enjoy tossing fuel on the fire of [[spoiler:the Kylo/Rey FoeRomanceSubtext]]: Mark Hamill calls their interactions full of [[http://www.floor8.com/posts/5226-video-mark-hamill-talks-the-romantic-tension-between-rey-and-kylo-ren "romantic tension"]], the story group [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p09c0MXDxto jokes]] that his ShirtlessScene was because he specifically waited around shirtless for Rey, [[http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-star-wars-last-jedi-spoilers-20171218-htmlstory.html Rian Johnson]] agrees that "they could also make out" and teasingly suggests creating a spinoff of just that, and Adam Driver [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7SjLDdk8lA actually enacts]] a scene of them kissing with action figures on ''TheLateShowWithStephenColbert''.''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert''.


** Due to original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew's health issues, Joonas Suotamo already did all of Chewie's action scenes in ''The Force Awakens'', and in this movie Suotamo fully replaces Mayhew.

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** Due to original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew's health issues, Joonas Suotamo Creator/JoonasSuotamo already did all of Chewie's action scenes in ''The Force Awakens'', and in this movie Suotamo fully replaces Mayhew.


** [[spoiler:Many expected Luke Skywalker to die in this film, considering that [[MentorOccupationalHazard he fills out Obi-Wan's archetype]] and that the last movie made it clear that no character was safe. While Luke does die, he ends up AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence after facing down Kylo Ren.]]

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** [[spoiler:Many Since the last movie made it clear that no character was safe, many expected Luke [[spoiler:Luke Skywalker to die in this film, considering that [[MentorOccupationalHazard he fills out Obi-Wan's archetype]] and that the last movie made it clear that no character was safe.archetype]]. While Luke does die, he ends up AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence after facing down Kylo Ren.]]



** [[spoiler:More than a few were skeptical when they heard Luke's intention to end the Jedi, given how much of a cornerstone they have been to the franchise. Sure enough, Luke's arc is completed when he learns that their previous failures aren't a reason to end the Jedi Order, but a chance to build a ''better'' one.]]

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** [[spoiler:More More than a few were skeptical when they heard Luke's [[spoiler:Luke's intention to end the Jedi, given how much of a cornerstone they have been to the franchise. Sure enough, Luke's arc is completed when he learns that their previous failures aren't a reason to end the Jedi Order, but a chance to build a ''better'' one.]]



* MultipleLanguagesSameVoiceActor: [[spoiler:Yoda is voiced by Creator/GuilhermeBriggs in Latin Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.]]

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* MultipleLanguagesSameVoiceActor: [[spoiler:Yoda is voiced by Creator/GuilhermeBriggs Creator/GuilhermeBriggs]] in Latin Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.]]

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* CameoProp: Among the valuables [[spoiler:DJ loots from the stolen ship]] is a [[{{VideoGame/Zork}} Zorkmid]] [[{{Feelies}} coin]] from Rian Johnson's personal collection.


** Creator/JesusBarrero, the Mexican Spanish voice for Luke, was diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2015 and subsequently passed away from complications caused by it on February 17, 2016, only a few months after completing his work on his last film ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. His nephew Víctor Covarrubias voiced Luke in the trailer, and Beto Castillo (who voiced the titular Film/DoctorStrange2016) voice him in the final cut.

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** Creator/JesusBarrero, the Mexican Latin American Spanish voice for Luke, was diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2015 and subsequently passed away from complications caused by it on February 17, 2016, only a few months after completing his work on his last film ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. His nephew Víctor Covarrubias voiced Luke in the trailer, and Beto Castillo (who voiced the titular Film/DoctorStrange2016) voice him in the final cut.



** Besides the already mentioned switch regarding Luke's voice in the Mexican dub, [[spoiler:Yoda is voiced, [[TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires bizarrely enough]], by Creator/GuilhermeBriggs, Yoda's ''Brazilian Portuguese'' voice actor, rather than Arturo Mercado, his voice actor since the very original trilogy]].
** The same example from above but for the Spanish dub, [[spoiler:Yoda was voiced by Ángel Amorós as in ''Rebels'', as most of Yoda's actors have passed away including Ricardo Palmerola, the actor that voiced him in the prequel trilogy and other media such as ''The Clone Wars''. Oddly enough Amorós served as the replacement for Jordi Royo, [[ActingForTwo who also voices Mace Windu]] and was Palmerola's substitute in ''The Clone Wars'', because ''Rebels'' was recorded in Madrid rather than in Barcelona where most ''Star Wars'''s main media were recorded]].

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** Besides the already mentioned switch regarding Luke's voice in the Mexican Latin American dub, [[spoiler:Yoda is voiced, [[TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires bizarrely enough]], by Creator/GuilhermeBriggs, Yoda's ''Brazilian Portuguese'' voice actor, rather than Arturo Mercado, his voice actor since the very original trilogy]].
** The same example from above but for the European Spanish dub, [[spoiler:Yoda was voiced by Ángel Amorós as in ''Rebels'', as most of Yoda's actors have passed away including Ricardo Palmerola, the actor that voiced him in the prequel trilogy and other media such as ''The Clone Wars''. Oddly enough Amorós served as the replacement for Jordi Royo, [[ActingForTwo who also voices Mace Windu]] and was Palmerola's substitute in ''The Clone Wars'', because ''Rebels'' was recorded in Madrid rather than in Barcelona where most ''Star Wars'''s main media were recorded]].

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