Force Material Episode V: To Catch A Thief
The Last Jedi will see the introduction of the casino planet Canto Bight, which director Rian Johnson calls "a Star Wars Monte Carlo-type environment, a little James Bond-ish, a little To Catch A Thief."
Johnson has also called To Catch A Thief "a great film to rewatch" before The Last Jedi, "for the romantic scale and grandeur".
So on this week's episode of Force Material, Baz McAlister and I are sitting down to watch this classic Hitchcock confection.
We're exploring the ways that Hitchcock's cat thief caper might influence the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, as well as the connections between To Catch A Thief and another beloved franchise.
Force Material is a weekly podcast exploring the secrets and source material of Star Wars with hosts Rohan Williams and Baz McAlister. Listen and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher, and stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.