The importance of Emperor Palpatine to the story of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is explained by the producer of the movie.
We are less nine days away from the arrival of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' to the theatres all over the world. The movie is said to be the ending of the four-decade-old franchise started in 1977 with the release of 'A New Hope' by George Lucas, and through the years, the series has seen its share of highs and lows.
Going back to the original series, most audience members were not particularly overjoyed by the 'Return of the Jedi' and the underlying Vietnam war commentary. No one, in particular, likes the prequel trilogy, and there are those who were never inboard with the sequel trilogy. Now, we’ve gotten to the point where people are tired of the 'Star Wars' franchise.
The one thing we never thought would happen, all the fans turning their backs on the decades-old franchise. There is obviously a reason behind fans feeling fatigued by the 'Star Wars' movies, but still, the feeling of people not wanting to see the characters of the galaxy far far away is new to us.
But now the series is coming to an end with 'The Rise of Skywalker,' and no matter what happened with 'The Last Jedi,' people will definitely be back to see the culmination of the series started so long ago. George Lucas always said he saw the Star Wars saga as lasting three trilogies and we are coming up on the vision of the creator, though he was shunned from the past two movies, he was included in the finale.
Watch: The presence of Emperor in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
So, it makes sense a little when we saw the first trailer for the movie, and at the end of the clip, the 'Emperor,' who everyone thought to have died, was laughing at the end of the clip. There is something inherently right about the story, which was started with the heroes uniting to rid the world of the 'Emperor' ends with the Emperor as the villain in the last movie as he was in the first.
But there were people who were not so keen on seeing the Emperor making a comeback in the movie, and the producer of the final Skywalker saga movie, Michelle Rejwan, talked about the importance of getting the character back in the film. Though the producer was not giving any spoilers, he did talk about the importance of ending the series with the villain who started the whole saga in the first place.
Source: Marie Claire
Michelle said, “I think there was a feeling of inevitability that Palpatine had been a part of all three, and in the biggest picture of nine movies, he has been there from the very beginning. And his presence in this movie, we will not spoil that, but when you see it, it does feel to us, not only does it have the feeling of inevitability.”
“But the ending of where we left him last, in Return of the Jedi, was very important to J.J. and Chris and to all of us,” Rejwan continued. “We discussed it at great length. So no, I don’t think so. I think it definitely feels as though it is in the DNA of the nine. And it felt appropriate to have his presence be in this movie.”
Watch: The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The movie is sure to be one hell of a ride for the fans of the franchise who stuck around this long, and the characters from the original saga, like 'C3PO,' are also getting their due. We will all be there when the movie finds its way to the theatre on 20 December 2019.
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