Rian Johnson The Last Jedi

Writer/director Rian Johnson has revealed what films influenced his directorial decisions on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with only days to go until fans of the Lucasverse head back to that galaxy far, far away.

Between his work on Looper and Johnson being confirmed to oversee a “new” Star Wars trilogy ahead of The Last Jedi‘s theatrical release, it seems that big-budget sci-fi movies run in the filmmaker’s blood. However, while you might think that he went back to watch intergalactic creature features and space-age thrillers for his The Last Jedi research, you may be surprised to learn what Johnson’s muse actually was for the upcoming Episode VIII.

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These Films Inspired Star Wars: The Last Jedi