The always fantastic Anthony Breznican has once again outdone himself and sat down to chat with Rian Johnson about some of the unexpected scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you haven't seen the film yet, then don't read the rest of the article.\n\n\n\nIs Captain Phasma dead?\u00a0\n\nDirector Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, and Gwendoline Christie all discussed if Phasma may return in Episode IX during a Q&A with Breznican.\n\n"Phasma is the Kenny from South Park of this series,\u201d he joked.\nAmong those rooting for her return is Luke Skywalker himself. \u201cI think she\u2019s got to survive,\u201d Mark Hamill said, offering up his own theory. \u201cShe falls through the flames and lands on a big pile of rubbish.\u201d\u00a0Another person who has a secret idea for how Phasma could come back is the actress herself. \u201cGwendoline has it all figured out how she wants to come back,\u201d said costume designer Michael Kaplan.\n\u201cNo one\u2019s ever really gone,\u201d Hamill added, repeating one of Luke\u2019s lines from the film.\n\nRian also talks about Phasma's "half" face reveal:\n\n\u201cIt seemed like a really striking thing to just glimpse the humanity behind it,\u201d Johnson said. \u201cOriginally, we were like, \u2018Should it be kind of monstrous? What should be behind there?\u2019\u201d\n\nJohnson reveals that it was Daisy Ridley who came up with the idea to show Phasma's eye when the mask gets damaged:\n\n\u201cI think we were talking about it and it was Daisy [Ridley] actually who said it should just be Gwendoline\u2019s beautiful, piercing eye,\u201d Johnson said. \u201cJust this perfect blue eye behind this metal monster. I loved that image.\u201d\n\nPersonally, when I first saw the film my initial thought was Phasma should stay dead. It would become almost a joke to bring her back. But then as I thought about it more I figured it would be very interesting to have her back in some capacity. Especially as an overarching villain for Finn and Rose. We'll see if J.J. Abrams wants to resurrect her or not.\n\n\n\nWas Kylo Ren lying about Rey's parents?\u00a0\n\nJohnson gives some insight into the crucial moment between Rey and Kylo Ren, where Rey's parents are revealed.\n\n"I\u00a0can\u2019t speak to what they\u2019re going to do. And there\u2019s always, in these movies, a question of \u2018a certain point of view,\u2019\u201d Johnson said.\n\u201cBut for me, in that moment, Kylo believes it\u2019s the truth,\u201d Johnson added. \u201cI don\u2019t think he\u2019s purely playing chess. I think that\u2019s what he saw when they touched fingers and that\u2019s what he believes. And when he tells her that in that moment, she believes it.\u201d\n\n\u201cThe easiest thing for Rey and the audience to hear is, Oh yeah, you\u2019re so-and-so\u2019s daughter. That would be wish fulfillment and instantly hand her a place in this story on a silver platter.\u201d\n\u201cThe hardest thing for her is to hear she\u2019s not going to get that easy answer. Not only that, but Kylo is going to use the fact that you don\u2019t get that answer to try and weaken you so you have to lean on him,\u201d Johnson says. \u201cYou\u2019re going to have to find the strength to stand on your own two feet and define yourself in this story.\u201d\n\nI am hoping they stick with Rey's parents being nobodies. I don't think Rey should have to lean on her parentage to make the character. I'm 100% OK with her just being Rey.\n\n\n\nSnoke's Death\n\nJohnson goes on to talk about one of the most unexpected scenes in the film, the death of Supreme Leader Snoke.\n\n"When I was working on the character of Kylo, I came to a place where I thought the most interesting thing would be to knock the shaky foundation out from under him at the beginning of this movie,\u201d Johnson said. \u201cBy the end of this film, he\u2019s gone from being a wannabe Vader to someone who is standing on his own feet as a complex villain taking the reins.\u00a0\u201cBut then the question is: What place would Snoke have at the end of that?\u201d Johnson said. \u201cThat made me realize the most interesting thing would be to eliminate that dynamic between the \u2018emperor\u2019 and pupil, so that all bets are off going into the next one. That also led to the possibility of this dramatic turn in the middle, which could also be a really powerful connection point between Kylo and Rey.\u201d\n\nI think this is probably one of my favorite scenes in the film. I never would have thought that Snoke would die in this second chapter. I loved the twist.\n\n\n\nThe death of Luke Skywalker\n\nRian discusses his hesitation on killing off Luke Skywalker.\n\n\u201cI had huge hesitance,\u201d Johnson says of ending one of the most beloved characters in movie history. \u201cI was terrified. It was a growing sense of dread when I realized this was going to make sense in that chapter.\u201d\n\nJohnson says he talked extensively with the Lucasfilm story group and Kathleen Kennedy about the bold move to kill Luke.\n\n\u201cIt was not like I wrote the script and dropped it on their desk. It was very important to me that I was collaborating with the folks at Lucasfilm from the word go,\u201d he said. \u201cI moved to San Francisco for a few months and would go in a few times a week to keep them up to date, spewing my ideas out, especially the big ones.\u201d\n\nMark Hamill also comments on his shock when he found out Luke was going to die.\n\n\u201cWell, I\u2019m still in denial,\u201d Hamill joked. \u201cI just think he transported somewhere else.\u201d "The first thing I said was, \u2018Can\u2019t you wait and do this in Episode IX?'"\n\nI highly recommend checking out the rest of Breznican's articles over at Entertainment Weekly!