With its large cast of new characters and introduction to an all new chapter in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens did an excellent job of setting up some tantalizing mysteries for the next film to solve — heck, the film ended with Luke Skywalker standing on a cliff, which may just be the most literal cliffhanger in movie history. Ironically, that film’s follow-up, The Last Jedi, feels like it goes out of its way to ignore or otherwise downplay a lot of the big questions J.J. Abrams set up in The Force Awakens which, judging by the film’s surprisingly low user rating on Rotten Tomatoes, hasn’t been well received by some fans. Still, while the film may not address the origins of Snoke or the identity of Rey’s parents to the satisfaction of some, it does bend over backwards to delight fans with all sorts of Extended Universe nods, original trilogy references and cameos galore.
Here are the hidden details you may have missed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Be sure to highlight any we may have missed in the comments!
23. X-Wing Door
In a nice callback to The Empire Strikes Back, we find out early on in The Last Jedi that Luke Skwyalker’s X-Wing has suffered a similar fate on Ahch-To as it did during its first visit to Dagobah. Whereas Luke accidentally crashed his ship into a swamp in the earlier film, the X-Wing’s submersion at the bottom of a small inlet on Ahch-To appears to be a deliberate parking job on the Jedi Master’s part. While Luke may not be using his X-Wing anymore, he has at least utilized a part of it in his day-to-day island life, as we see that the door to his hut has actually been fashioned out of one of the X-Wing’s S-foils. Unfortunately, that reinforced door is no match for the brute strength of a certain Wookiee …