Since The Last Jedi released in theaters a little over a month ago, many talks regarding Rey's parents and the fate of Supreme Leader Snoke, but now new details about other characters are emerging.WARNING: Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers ahead.
The Star Wars story team revealed numerous details about some of the surprisingly less-discussed characters from The Last Jedi and the Star Wars saga in general and the connection between some of the movie's scenes and the recently released Star Wars: Battlefront II.
According to story team member Matt Martin, the addition of the compass, which Luke obtains in the game, was a last-minute addition to the film. He quotes:
"We asked Dave Filoni to sketch something out. Dave sketched it, passed it to the prop department, and they knocked it out in, like, a night."
The team also touched on Han Solo's dice hanging in the Millennium Falcon, which was noticeably absent from the previous film in the sequel trilogy, The Force Awakens. Near the end of The Last Jedi, Luke hands Leia the dice which later disappear from her hands after Luke's force vision disappears and sacrifices himself on Ahch-To. The dice were based on an early cut from The Force Awakens that director Rian Johnson was able to watch where Han places the dice back on the ship after getting it back.
Also, in the Ressurection DLC of Star Wars: Battlefront II, Iden Versio finds the plans to the Dreadnaught which they transfer to the Resistance, giving Poe and the Resistance the location of the required bombing sites in the sequence that takes place at the beginning of the film.
Finally, the last one I'll mention is from Rogue One when Jyn Erso is searching through the Imperial archives on Scarif; she quickly mentions data regarding Hyperspace tracking. I'll admit I missed this link when seeing both movies the first time [and admittedly found out through a Twitter post], but feel like that was well-played by the writers of both films.
There a bunch of Easter eggs and connections mentioned throughout the entirety of the Star Wars show episode. Give it a watch below and let us know what you think in the comments. Are Disney and Lucasfilm trying to cover story holes after the fact or do you think these connections have been planned all along?