JJ Abrams confirms everything we know in Episode 9 The Rise Of Skywalker Vanity Fair interview. Rian Johnson ruined Star Wars.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, director J.J. Abrams had this to say about the Force Awakens and the last Star Wars sequel trilogy movie The Rise of Skywalker.
“Working on nine, I found myself approaching it slightly differently,” Abrams said. “Which is to say that, on seven, I felt beholden to Star Wars in a way that was interesting—I was doing what to the best of my ability I felt Star Wars should be.”
JJ Abrams interview also talked about changing his directing style.
“It felt slightly more renegade; it felt slightly more like, you know, F*** it, I’m going to do the thing that feels right because it does, not because it adheres to something.”
A large part of that influence for Abrams’ directing changes was due to the way he saw director Rian Johnson Star Wars The Last Jedi approach.
“Having seen what Rian did made me approach this from a place of instinct and gut. I was making choices I knew I would not have made on VII, some story-wise, but more in terms of directing. I found myself feeling less like I’m going to try and do something that feels like it’s [only] true to the specifics of this franchise or the story.”
JJ Abrams had meetings with Lawrence Kasdan – the original trilogy and The Force Awakens writer – Johnson, and creator George Lucas to settle on an ending of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Abrams said it was more about putting a close to the nine films, rather than the three most recent ones.
“If a kid is watching all nine movies, he or she sees this one path, this inevitability and that’s the challenge of this movie.”
Disney Star Wars Episode 9 The Rise Of Skywalker release date is December 20, 2019.
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