Filming for Star Wars Episode VIII is already underway, and fans are understandably eager to find out what’s going on on set. However, their urge to uncover hints about the new film was overshadowed by something rather more important this week: the desire to solve a crossword.
Episode VIII director Rian Johnson tweeted out a snap of his view latest crossword puzzle challenge on set, and fans seemed less interested in the galactic surroundings – they were all about those crossword clues.
Week 2. Good morning! pic.twitter.com/17gExepdxs
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 22, 2016
They swiftly began solving his crossword puzzle for him.
@rianjohnson 44 across is Pamela. I understand that was a difficult one so you're welcome— O (@moviesarelife2) February 22, 2016
@rianjohnson Good morning, Rian…mmmm number 63 across is “wine” ??
— Pily Palma (@PilyPM) February 22, 2016
— Reid Bianco (@reidbianco) February 22, 2016
And minds were blown when they realised that one of the clues just so happened to be Star Wars-related: check out 62 across.
Some fans were not impressed.
@rianjohnson You didn't do 62 across? May the __ be with you?— Danny Alexander (@nicerobo) February 22, 2016
But others sympathised with the director.
@rianjohnson may the 62 across be with you on that 40 across!— Jordan Barbosa (@jakegillyhall) February 22, 2016
Luke Skywalker himself even offered to help out.
Hey, it’s one way to FINALLY get some speaking lines, isn’t it?