To which he responded:
Let’s review dialogue from Return of the Jedi:
Darth Vader: The Emperor has been expecting you.
Luke Skywalker: I know, father.
Darth Vader: So, you have accepted the truth?
Luke Skywalker: I’ve accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.
Darth Vader: [firmly] That name no longer has any meaning for me!
Luke Skywalker: It is the name of your true self. You’ve only forgotten. I know there is good in you. The Emperor hasn’t driven it from you fully. [steps off to the side of the passageway, away from Vader] That was why you couldn’t destroy me. That’s why you won’t bring me to your Emperor now.
As always, Rian has no idea what he’s talking about. Readers may recall that Rian used the “ornery” version of Yoda because that’s what Luke would have had an “emotional connection” with, not realizing that the ornery version was a performance meant to test Luke’s patience. There would be no reason for Yoda to continue this performance in the afterlife.
Someone else asked:
To which Rian responded:
Those who have seen my documentary on plagiarism in Disney Star Wars might have an idea of just how early in the writing process he had it.
Hopefully no one asks him how early he came up with the Holdo Maneuver. Ask him about his forthcoming trilogy instead.
Originally published here.