Classic 'Star Wars' Easter Egg In 'The Last Jedi' Revealed By Director Rian Johnson

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has one more Easter egg that even hardcore fans of the sci-fi movie franchise probably missed.

On Twitter, a fan noticed that the new movie written and directed by Rian Johnson did not have one iconic line that has made it into every single installment: "I have a bad feeling about this." However, the director promised that the line was in the movie, but it was said by a character that viewers would least expect.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Johnson confirmed that the line was in the movie and also revealed that it was the adorable droid BB-8 who said it.

The iconic line was uttered early in the movie when Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and BB-8 were in a battle against the ships of the First Order. BB-8 chirped the line.

"Hey, happy beeps here, buddy, c'mon," Poe replied.

"It seemed like a fun character to deliver that line," Johnson explains. " I think originally I had Poe respond, 'Oh, I got a good feeling about it. Keep your chin up.' And then I made it a little less explicit just to make it more fun."

The site also asked about the R2-D2 line that made Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) respond.

"Watch your language." Johnson declined to answer and said, "Not fit for print!"

Gold Dice

Another rather obscure Easter egg that found itself in the new movie is the gold dice that Luke picked up inside the Millennium Falcon. The artifact was a nice nod to Han Solo and the original trilogy. While it did not appear prominently in the movies before Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it has always been a part of the Millennium Falcon and Han Solo (Harrison Ford).

In a conversation with Vanity Fair earlier this year, Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive, Pablo Hidalgo, explained that the golden dice were Han Solo's lucky charm. The space smuggler won his iconic ship from Lando Calrissian with those gold dice.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Backlash

The eighth installment of the Skywalker family saga has been the most divisive Star Wars movie to date. While it received over 90 percent rating from movie reviewers, the audience was not as stoked about Johnson's tale of the last Jedi. On Rotten Tomatoes, the box office hit has a 56 percent audience score.

However, it continues to be a financial success despite the bad criticism. The movie made over $220 million in its opening weekend in the United States.

 

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