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The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson jokes that Porgs are an 'absolute nightmare' plus other gonzo tidbits from his Twitter Q&A

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Nov 28, 2017

Rian Johnson is very good to Star Wars fans. The Last Jedi is coming in just a few short weeks, and the Jedi-like writer-director is stepping his fan service up a few klicks. 

During a recent Q&A session on the Star Wars Twitter, Johnson fielded a number of questions about Star Wars and the latest film. He doesn't go into any kind of spoiler territory, but his answers are fun all the same. Here are some of his best responses. 

When asked to describe The Last Jedi in three words: "Intense, fun, Star Warsian-ish." We believe he just coined that new word, and we'll be more than happy to use it. 

When asked to describe the legendary Carrie Fisher in one word: "Singular. I know she's looking down and giving me the middle finger right now." 

Which new character is Johnson most excited about? The Last Jedi will feature many new characters, including Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Holdo and Benicio del Toro as "DJ," but Johnson is most excited about Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico — "I can't wait for people to meet her." 

On John Boyega and the character Finn: Johnson describes Boyega as "so cool, such a movie star." He adds that in The Last Jedi, Finn is a character they "really dig into and take to a really cool, interesting place." 

On Daisy Ridley: Johnson is clear that Ridley herself, though obviously playing a character, shares much of the "same strength and spirit" as Rey. 

On Millennium Falcon safety: Does the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy have seatbelts? Johnson confirms that it does. Interestingly enough, the iconic couch around the Dejarik holo-table has seatbelts covered in bubble wrap. Apparently they've been that way since the very first movie and we just never noticed. 

On those Porgs: Johnson certainly has a sense of humor about the scene-stealing creature creations. When asked if Chewie was easier to work with than the Porgs, Johnson let 'er rip: "Don't believe any of their press. They are an absolute nightmare." Traitor! 

On keeping secrets: "Keeping secrets is not actually that hard, you just don't talk about anything. Ever." 

He's stretching that last rule a little bit by answering any question at all, but we're certainly glad that he did. Even after this new film comes out, the questions aren't likely to end anytime soon — it was recently announced that Johnson will be in charge of an entirely new Star Wars trilogy. That is certainly cause for more than a few questions. 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters on Dec. 15.