'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Says Movie Villains Aren't Allowed to Use Apple Products


Rian Johnson, director of “Knives Out” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” has just revealed something interesting about the bad guys in movies – you won’t be seeing them touting any Apple products.

“Apple… they let you use iPhones in movies but – and this is very pivotal if you’re ever watching a mystery movie – bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera,” the director said in an interview with “Vanity Fair.”

The Verge reports that the only downside about knowing this information is that viewers may now be able to predict who is the antagonist in a film based on the kind of phone they’re carrying. “Every single filmmaker that has a bad guy in their movie that’s supposed to be a secret wants to murder me right now,” he joked.

There have been rumors for a while circulating around that Apple is particularly careful about how their products are displayed in movies and TV. MacRumors reports that products can only be used “in the best light, in a manner or context that reflects favorably on the Apple products and on Apple Inc.”

The rules supposedly date back to as early as 2002. A Wired article notes that all of the good guys in the show “24” use Macs while all of the bad guys are shown using Windows PCs.

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