The hope for JJ Abrams is to give answers to as many questions as possible in the final Skywalker series movie.
When it was announced Disney was getting ready to get another 'Star Wars' series on the way, there were some concerns. Especially for the fans of the original series and the ones who grew up with the first three episodes of the series.
The prequel series burned a lot of bridges and rubbed some fans the wrong way, which is why there was some skepticism when a new series at Disney was announced. But then the first movie was released in 2015, and most of the fans were satisfied with the beginning of a new series.
There were some new questions posed in the series, and people were waiting for a couple to be answered when the series returned with 'The Last Jedi.' Well, we all know how 'Last Jedi' turned out, the movie left half the fanbase scorned and the other half musing with a whole set of new questions and no answers for the one posed by the first movie’s director, JJ Abrams.
Disney brought back the director of the first movie after the 'Jurassic World' director was fired, to finish the franchise. This movie is set to be the end of an era when it comes to the Skywalker family, and the director is hoping the fans can get all the answers they want when the movie premieres this holiday season though he admits ending is the one thing which scares him the most.
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“This is about bringing this thing to a close in a way that is emotional and meaningful and also satisfying,” Abrams stated. “In terms of actually answering [as many] questions as possible, so if years from now, someone’s watching these movies, all nine of them, they’re watching a story that is as cohesive as possible.”
The Star Wars series was intended to be a three-act series by the creator of the whole saga, George Lucas, while the writers adhered to the idea, they also did some unexpected things which were not planned. “While there were many things that were planned for and discussed — George Lucas himself said when he created this he saw it as three, three-act plays,” the director told EW. “that doesn’t mean there isn’t discovery, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that come up that make you realize, ‘Oh, here’s an opportunity,”
But there are some questions, which need some answers, and JJ explained they were not holding a checklist for payoffs but still trying to get as much information out as they can. He said, “It also doesn’t mean that there’s a list of payoffs that we have to do because of setups. But we also were very much aware this is the end of the trilogy, and it needs to satisfy. We went into this thing, knowing it has to be an ending. We’re not screwing around.”
There is a list of things JJ needs to get to in the movie to be able to retain as fans as possible as the series moves into unknown territory with two other planned trilogies and Kevin Feige also taking some production duty in a new series, according to reports. It now falls on JJ’s shoulder to get back the scorned fans and also reward the ones who stuck with the whole thing through thick and thin.
Watch: The trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
It is pretty rare, seeing this type of undertaking, a series which was started in 1977, coming to an end on 20 December 2019, 42 years later. This is the story of a lifetime and an unenviable task for JJ, which will define the 'Star Wars' series for the generation to come.
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