Rian Johnson Shares Star Wars Day Message With John Williams

In celebration of Star Wars Day, Rian Johnson shares a message while working on The Last Jedi with composer John Williams.

Rian Johnson - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has shared a special May the 4th message to the fans with the one and only John Williams as he works on Episode VIII post-production. Today is an unofficial holiday for the Star Wars community, as the date offers an amusing pun on the saga's most famous phrase. Many viewers were hopeful that the festivities would bring about new reveals about the upcoming movie, and indeed we did learn more about Johnson's contributions to the series and his approach to an elder Luke Skywalker.

One of the greatest aspects of the Disney era of Star Wars is that the creative teams behind the movies enjoy the process as much as audiences do. It's evident that J.J. Abrams, Gareth Edwards, and Johnson are massive fans of the property, as they typically exhibit joy about the opportunity to play in such an expansive sandbox. During Celebration, Johnson even mingled with those waiting in line for the Last Jedi panel, showing appreciation for their support. Now, as he continues to edit Star Wars 8, he's taking part in the celebration of Star Wars Day.

The official Star Wars Twitter account posted a short video of Johnson with surprise guest John Williams from what appears to be a sound studio. Both men wish all the fans watching a happy May the 4th before resuming the task at hand. It's short and sweet, but provides viewers with a fun glimpse behind-the-scenes. You can check it out below: