This one is for the film nerds out there
Fans have seen an abundance of wipe transitions across the Star Wars franchise — there’ve even been a few YouTube compilations to remind you just how many are in these films. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, however, will have the least amount of any installment so far, a tidbit revealed by Johnson on Twitter after he held a poll for fans.
The highest percentage of those participating in his fun questionnaire thought The Empire Strikes Back had the most wipe transitions. As it turns out, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace has the most with 55 wipes, according to Johnson. The Empire Strikes Back has 42.
By comparison, The Last Jedi will only have “a measly 12.”
Again, this isn’t a mind-blowing revelation, but nonetheless cool if you appreciate the minutiae of filmmaking.
Check out one such YouTube salute to wipe transitions in Episode IV – A New Hope.
Keep an eye out for those 12 wipes in The Last Jedi, which hits theaters on Dec. 15.