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Relive Ewan McGregor and Rian Johnson’s Visit to Our STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Marathon
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Relive Ewan McGregor and Rian Johnson’s Visit to Our STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Marathon

We here at Nerdist could have prepared to see The Last Jedi by simply re-watching the first seven movies at home, but we had so much fun throwing a huge marathon viewing party at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood for The Force Awakens two years ago, we just had to do it again. Especially because we somehow convinced Ewan McGregor, Rian Johnson, Ray Park, and other members of the Star Wars family—including a couple of our favorite droids—to stop by.

Starting with The Phantom Menace, we hunkered down for 36 hours to watch the first seven entries into the Skywalker family saga before screening The Last Jedi on opening night. But because even the most dedicated fans of the galaxy far, far away need a break between films, a bunch of amazing guests stopped by to help us celebrate. And you better believe we freaked out when Obi-Wan himself, Ewan McGregor, made a surprise visit.

But he wasn’t the only big name who made an appearance, as The Last Jedi‘s writer and director Rian Johnson popped in with producer Ram Bergman and our very own Chris Hardwick to help introduce the newest entry in the franchise.

We also got a visit by Daniel Logan who played young Boba Fett in the prequels, as well as both R2-D2 and BB-8. And as if that wasn’t enough, the amazing Ray Park who played Darth Maul didn’t just show up, he showed off his fighting moves with Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. That’s also how we learned that while a stage can be a Sith’s most dangerous enemy, it’s also an opportunity to show off another amazing skill.

Honestly, even if Ray Park offered to come by our house and do that we don’t have the room. Besides, it’s way more fun getting to celebrate our shared loved of Star Wars with all of you.

So what do you say we do it again for Episode IX?

Who would you have been most excited to see? Who would you love to stop by at our next marathon? Tell us in the comments below.

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