Each Jedi & Sith From Star Wars Defined By Kevin Smith

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Clerks III director Kevin Smith is aware of so much about a variety of issues, however he actually is aware of so much about Star Wars. So, who higher to have inform us all the pieces we have to know concerning the Jedi and Sith that seem within the Star Wars motion pictures? Watch as Kevin talks intimately about Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, (Sith Lord?) Jar Jar Binks and rather more! CLERKS III will likely be launched completely in theaters on September Thirteenth-18th by Lionsgate in partnership with Fathom Occasions. Kevin will even proceed on his “Comfort Tour” roadshow although November with extra details about tickets right here – Director: Alexandra Coccia Director of Pictures: Matt Krueger Editor: Patrick Biesemans Expertise: Kevin Smith Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi Affiliate Producers: Melissa Cho, Samantha Velez Manufacturing Managers: Peter Brunette, Andressa Pelachi Manufacturing Coordinator: Carol Wachockier Audio: Kara Johnson Cam Op/Gaffer: Shay Eberle-Gunst Manufacturing Assistant: Ariel Labasan Publish Manufacturing Supervisor: Alexa Deutsch Publish Manufacturing Coordinator: Ian Bryant Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen Assistant Editor: Paul Tael Clerks III is out in theaters on September 13, for 2 nights solely. Director: Alexandra Coccia Director of Pictures: Matt Krueger Editor: Patrick Biesemans Expertise: Kevin Smith Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi Affiliate Producers: Melissa Cho, Samantha Velez Manufacturing Managers: Peter Brunette, Andressa Pelachi Manufacturing Coordinator: Carol Wachockier Audio: Kara Johnson Cam Op/Gaffer: Shay Eberle-Gunst Manufacturing Assistant: Ariel Labasan Publish Manufacturing Supervisor: Alexa Deutsch Publish Manufacturing Coordinator: Ian Bryant Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen Assistant Editor: Paul Tael

Video Transcript

– Hey man, it is me, Kevin Smith.

[dramatic music] Immediately, we’re speaking about every Jedi and Sith.

[dramatic music] The “Star Wars” saga, motion pictures and TV exhibits encapsulate an abundance of epic American storytelling.

That is our mythology, youngsters.

We did not provide you with the Greek gods or the Roman gods.

I feel the Greeks and the Romans got here up with them.

However “Star Wars”?

George Lucas, an American.

That is ours.

We’re not touching the prolonged universe cannon.

There’s approach an excessive amount of of that.

So we’re gonna begin off with Qui-Gon Jinn.

Yeah, he solely joined the franchise about twenty years in the past.

This franchise has been taking place since, I feel, 1642.

It is one of many oldest film franchises on the earth.

George Lucas went again and made the prequels, man.

So he launched the final word Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn, who, from the second we see them, in “The Phantom Menace”, him and a younger Ben Kenobi, oh, they’re badass.

[lightsabers humming] [heroic music] Jedis have became superheroes for heaven’s sakes, man.

They take lengthy jumps.

They run actual quick.

They will block many pictures with a lightsaber.

It is unimaginable.

The presentation that we get of a Jedi, due to Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn.

[lightsabers clashing] [blow thuds] [blade fizzes] [Qui-Gon gasps] No rattling good with a lightsaber although.

Received himself killed fairly simply.

I imply, he good with it, do not get me unsuitable, however like, Darth Maul, significantly better.

[dramatic music] Subsequent up Anakin Skywalker.

We would heard the identify of Anakin Skywalker, you realize, in “The Return of the Jedi”.

– He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and have become Darth Vader.

– After which in “Return of the Jedi” we noticed the face of Anakin Skywalker.

And in that trilogy, that was poetic, very poignant.

Then, when George Lucas went again and did the prequels, he was like, ” what the story is?

The story’s concerning the little boy who turns into Darth Vader.”

We watch him go from a hopeful little boy, full of affection for his mother, to a Tuscan Raider killing psychopath.

, you take a look at that film the place he comes again and he begins speaking about like, “I went on the market and I killed all of them.”

[sinister music] – And never simply the lads.

– And also you have been like, “That is a little bit darkish”.

Properly, maintain my beer, as a result of in a while, due to Order 66, Anakin Skywalker goes to chop kids down with a lightsaber.

One thing that I truthfully thought they have been gonna appropriate in “Obi-Wan Kenobi”.

I believed they have been gonna reveal that he did not actually kill these youngsters, he simply had all of them come over to the Darkish Aspect.

‘Trigger why would you’ve got your primary character be that fucking evil?

He is a damaged little child, however in contrast to Batman, who’s additionally a damaged little child, who’s like, “I am gonna do the best factor”.

This son of a bitch, holy shit, did nothing proper, till the very fucking finish.

Now you’ll be able to have a whole-ass dialog about Anakin Skywalker and never even contact the hem of the cape.

[siren wails] [respirator rasps menacingly] Subsequent up the person himself, Darth Vader.

[lightsaber hums] [dramatic music] Palms down the best cinematic unhealthy man in film historical past.

– [Vader] The place are these transmissions you intercepted?

– The looks alone is visually charming.

And never simply for a kid, for adults as effectively.

However for a child, like we did not know if he was a robotic or not.

Like there was no web so that you could not be like “Is Darth Vader a robotic or a human being?”

Everybody all the time hopes there’s a little bit piece of Anakin Skywalker left inside Darth Vader.

And you realize, his son is the one which, God, I get so emotional speaking about make faux shit.

His son’s the one which was capable of sort of ship him.

That is stunning.

[heroic music] [lightsaber crackles] Subsequent up, Yoda!

The king of the Jedi!

Oh, all of us love Yoda.

, “Star Wars” was a large hit.

Empire comes out, they’re like, “We gotta present ’em one thing new.”

And so they gave ’em Yoda.

A Muppet for heaven’s sakes, man.

Got here proper from Jim Henson’s creature store, voiced by the good Frank Oz himself.

This character captures the creativeness ‘trigger he do not appear like us.

Each different character who’s a Jedi, you take a look at and you may examine your self to.

This can be a magical creature.

We do not even know what Yoda’s race, species is, We simply know that boy, oh, boy, he controls The Drive like a giant unhealthy boy.

And he is so tiny, he is so, he is trial sized, he is enjoyable sized.

And nonetheless, he could be that tiny and have that a lot energy.

[dramatic music] Subsequent up, Rely Dooku, performed by the good Christopher Lee.

One of many biggest lightsaber battles within the historical past of all of the “Star Wars” motion pictures by no means will get sufficient credit score.

Everybody all the time goes for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul for the Twin of the Fates and shit, however Yoda, popping across the room and beating the shit outta Rely Dooku, particularly when he comes out and he is like- – Rely Dooku.

– Absolute bliss.

Subsequent up, Darth Sidious.

[sinister music] – Look what you’ve got made.

– Or the Emperor, as we have all the time identified him.

Boy, this man, he simply sticks round, man.

He is like gum on a shoe.

Even once they kill him they throw him off the, Darth Vader kills him in “Return of the Jedi”.

[electricity fizzing] [Sidious screaming] , he is accountable for all this.

In the end, Anakin Skywalker makes his personal selections however this man is just like the darkish Jiminy Cricket on his shoulder being like, “, it is higher if we fucking have all the ability.”

Do not cover.

Do not be the Phantom Menace, be the menace menace.

Be a menace to society, if you’ll.

[lightsaber hums] Subsequent up, we received Obi-Wan Kenobi [tense music] and we get to separate him into two, there’s previous Ben Kenobi, portrayed by the good Alec Guinness.

– I used to be as soon as the Jedi Knight the identical as your father.

– After which after all we’ve Ewan McGregor, who performed Obi-Wan Kenobi within the prequels and now he is taking part in him within the incredible “Obi-Wan Kenobi” collection on Disney+.

[heartening music] – Howdy there.

– Give it up for Alec Guinness for heaven’s sakes.

He is your Jedi grandpa.

All people is aware of him.

He is acquainted, not a lot of a lightsaber fighter, as we noticed from that ultimate battle with him and Darth Vader.

[lightsabers crackle and hum] However younger Ben Kenobi, younger Obi-Wan?

Oh, simply watch him combat.

[lightsabers humming] [lightsabers clashing] Take a look at him kill Darth Maul within the prequels.

[lightsaber fizzes] [Maul groans] Take a look at him combat Anakin Skywalker once more within the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” collection.

Subsequent up, Mace Windu.

[lasers fizzing] Palms down the good Jedi on the planet, received a purple lightsaber.

What extra do you want to say about him for heaven’s sakes.

That is Samuel L. Jackson.

They actually ought to have simply named the character Samuel L. Jackson.

[heroic music] Subsequent up, Luke Skywalker.

Oh, look, that is the one Skywalker you must ever give a fuck about.

– [Ben Kenobi] Use The Drive, Luke.

– Skywalker, the unique hero.

That is the one which George Lucas carved from the writings of Joseph Campbell, the mythic hero.

He is a no person, he is a zero from a farm planet.

Fucking no person is aware of this man.

He received no particular powers and stuff.

He whines about energy converters.

– However I used to be going into Tosche Station to choose up some energy converters.

– And one way or the other, the destiny of the galaxy depends upon him by the top of this film.

I do know precisely what my favourite Luke Skywalker second is, and it belongs most lately to “The Mandalorian”.

[lasers ricochet] [lightsaber hums] [lightsaber fizzes] [dramatic music] Luke Skywalker exhibits up, and he does all the pieces that you simply ever wished him to do.

[laser ricochets] [Force rumbling] He’s the Jedi that you simply dreamed he would turn out to be by the top of “Return of the Jedi”.

Takes folks out left and proper, simply no downside by any means.

It’s absolute bliss.

We got the model of Luke Skywalker that we all the time hoped that we’d see.

Hats off to Dave Filoni and John Favreau for lastly bringing him to that place.

And increase, he will get there.

He’s a Jedi grasp.

[lasers blasting] Subsequent up Jar Jar Binks.

[Jar Jar chuckles goofily] I do know on the web, there’s some those who keep that Jar Jar Binks is a Sith Lord.

I disagree.

[Jar Jar chuckles goofily] [laser blasts] I feel Jar Jar Binks although, is a personality that may simply be redeemed.

Now, thoughts you, he would not need to be redeemed for everyone.

All you gotta do is make this dude a badass killer in a TV present.

Simply give him “Meesa kills”.

[menacing music] [lightsabers clashing] – Subsequent up, Ahsoka Tano, [lightsabers crackling] who’s a personality who got here from the animated collection.

As a personality, I completely cherished, not simply ‘trigger now she’s being performed by Rosario Dawson, she was the Padawan, if you’ll, to Anakin Skywalker.

So simply as Anakin Skywalker was a Padawan to Ben Kenobi.

Ben Kenobi was a Padawan to Qui-Gon.

Ahsoka was a Padawan to Anakin Skywalker.

And so she was tight with him whereas he was nonetheless Anakin Skywalker, after which after all, we all know finally he turns into Darth Vader, and so their friendship, their bond fully splits.

And there’s a tremendous episode of “Rebels” the place Ahsoka encounters Anakin as Darth Vader for the primary time.

She hasn’t seen Anakin in years and it’s extremely highly effective, it’s emotional as hell, ‘trigger she’s combating like her finest pal, virtually a father determine – Anakin Skywalker was weak.

I destroyed him.

– Then I’ll avenge his demise.

– At one level she will get the higher hand and she or he fucking slices his fucking masks, and also you see Anakin.

They simply sort of repeated it on “Obi-Wan Kenobi” And also you see Anakin beneath, and he seems at her and he says- [somber music] – Ahsoka.

– Anakin.

– And he or she melts.

And he or she’s like, after which he comes again as Vader and simply goes again at it.

However Ahsoka was the one which took him so far as she might to get to a Luke Skywalker second, the place his son might redeem him.

I do not assume you get that Luke Skywalker redemption of Anakin Skywalker with out Ahsoka Tano within the course of – [Snoke] There was an awakening.

– Subsequent up, Supreme Chief Snoke.

– [Snoke] Have you ever felt it?

– This character was a thriller for a lot of the sequels.

Some folks have been on-line have been like, “That is Mace Windu.

You are gonna discover out that is Mace Windu after he received pitched out the window by the Emperor.

He received saved and so they turned him into Emperor Snoke.”

Not true.

[menacing dramatic music] – And fulfill your future.

– The good Andy Serkis portrayed him.

And Andy Serkis takes that movement seize stuff very significantly.

[lightsaber humming] [tense music] It was sudden.

, ‘trigger you are like, “Properly that is the massive unhealthy, and we’re gonna cope with him for all three… Holy shit!”

[tense music] [lightsaber humming] However we came upon he was cloned and shit like that.

Subsequent up, Grogu.

Let me let you know, each second of Grogu in “The Mandalorian is absolute magic.

[eerie music] [Force rumbling] – [Mandalorian] Good Job.

– There was no false strikes with that character.

There’s been no second the place you are like, “Grogu would not try this.”

[Grogu slurps] [pot lid clanks] Pitch excellent character growth, one thing to be mentioned for having a personality that does not converse.

One thing I’ve all the time believed in.

[dramatic music] Subsequent up, Darth Maul.

[lightsaber blade fizzes] One of many single finest trying characters in a “Star Wars” film, and one of many single largest losers in all of “Star Wars”.

One film, he will get, the place he is badass and he is in all probability the very best lightsaber fighter we have ever seen.

[lightsabers clashing] [dramatic music] Ray Park who performed Darth Maul can do all kinds of flips and kicks.

You bought this unimaginable show.

Take a look at the ability of the Sith.

After which he simply will get fucking reduce in half like a sandwich by the top of the film, by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

After we noticed these posters, when “The Phantom Menace” was popping out, we have been like, “That is the brand new Darth Vader”.

And by the top of the film, we have been like, “Oh no, that is the brand new Wompa, from ‘Empire Strikes Again’.

He is in, he is out.”

Subsequent up, Reva the Third Sister.

[menacing music] [lightsaber fizzes] Fantastic origin story.

Fantastic story, nice character arc.

Lots of people on-line, like, went after her as a result of persons are like, “I would like “Star Wars” to be fucking white” or regardless of the fuck.

However I believed Moses did an exceptional job.

Extra importantly, the character herself, poignant and terrifying, and to tie her origin in with Anakin Skywalker actually killing her.

And he or she simply occurred to reside by means of it.

Traumatizing, to say the least.

So I believed that character was a welcome addition to the “Star Wars” lore.

[gentle music] [lightsaber fizzes] Subsequent up Rey, or Rey Skywalker as we came upon on the finish of the final JJ film, she took that identify.

She’s like, “I am gonna maintain that identify going.”

[dramatic music] [remote crunches] [lightsaber humming] Nice character.

Some folks on-line have been like, “How does she know the way to do all this fucking Drive shit?

She simply came upon.”

Bro, rewind, watch “Star Wars” How’s he understand how to try this fucking Drive shit?

– [Ben Kenobi] Use the Drive, Luke.

– Man took down the Empire, like virtually single handedly.

And he did not know nothing.

Similar to Luke, she too would not know who her mother and father are.

Her story, she haven’t got an Uncle Ben and Aunt Beru to lift her and stuff.

She traded and bought and shit like that.

Fairly heartbreaking.

[menacing music] Subsequent up, Kylo Ren.

[lightsaber fizzes] Takes the “I am not understood as a youngster” trope to love, the best diploma.

To a murderous diploma.

Adam Driver’s a tremendous actor so I will watch him do something.

He is the son of Leia and Han.

And you realize, I shipped that relationship laborious within the eighties.

So I used to be comfortable to see, oh, the outcomes of that relationship.

Within the books, that they had youngsters as effectively, however within the motion pictures, they received this one child.

After which that son of a bitch went and fucking killed Han Solo.

He killed one in all my favourite folks.

Like, look, you bought points.

All people received points with their mother and father, proper?

All of us received complaints.

Some greater than others and stuff.

From what I perceive, Han Solo did not do something to this child.

Definitely did not do something to should be killed by him, and shit, so.

Kylo Ren, you go fuck your self.

You robbed me of my childhood.

[thrilling dramatic music] There it’s, my associates.

That is the Jedis and the Sith we’re attending to right this moment.

Now thoughts you, there are lots of, many extra that we did not get to, and I might hear all of you on the market on the web proper now, going, “You name your self an skilled?

What about clean, clean, clean?”

[thrilling dramatic music continues] Sure, it is a mainstream piece for individuals who aren’t as aware of “Star Wars” as you.

[thrilling dramatic music continues] Inform me within the feedback, how badly I did.

I have been on the web for 30 years so I am used to that type of factor.

[dramatic music ends]

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