You shouldn't have a bad feeling about this
WARNING: This story contains mild spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
There are a few hallmarks of every Star Wars movie: There’s usually a quirky, wisecracking droid, the number 1138 usually makes an appearance, and more often than not, there’s a climactic lightsaber battle. There’s almost always an opening crawl (unless you’re Rogue One). Sometimes there’s a garbage chute. And in every single movie since 1977’s original film, someone has said some variation on the line: “I have a bad feeling about this.”
But viewers who saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have missed the iconic line. Still, director Rian Johnson is here to assure you that it’s in there — it’s just not spoken in English.
In an interview with HuffPost, Johnson confirmed that yes, a character in The Last Jedi does say, “I have a bad feeling about this.” It comes early in the film, as Poe (Oscar Isaac) and BB-8 fly into battle against the First Order. BB-8 chirps the line to Poe, who replies, “Hey, happy beeps here, buddy, c’mon.”
“It seemed like a fun character to deliver that line,” Johnson told HuffPost. “I think originally I had Poe respond, ‘Oh, I got a good feeling about it. Keep your chin up.’ And then I made it a little less explicit just to make it more fun.”
You can see all of the previous “bad feelings” in the compilation video below.
For more on The Last Jedi’s Easter eggs — including Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s cameo and Mark Hamill’s secret second role — read EW’s Q&A with Johnson here.