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If you could ask JJ one question and he had to answer, what would it be?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by techsteveo, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Kylocity

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    Who came up with the idea of Reylo (understood as the connection/dynamic between the characters of Kylo and Rey): Lucas, Kasdan, RJ, KK or you, JJ?

    He would never answer the following questions but I would love to know:

    How would you have improved the jokes and humour in TLJ?

    How would you have made the Canto Bight sequence better?
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    I understand that but also the fact that some writers may find all those characters and canon too cloying and restrictive. Writers usually prefer to write their own characters and do their own world building to serve their own narrative best.
     
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    Hey folks, let's not turn this thread into a "JJ bash session". If you've got a legitimate question...post it. If you've just got criticism, please save it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Gorilla. Snoke evolved from a Gorilla to a human.
     
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    Except he didn't make a remake.

    My question to him about what would he have changed now;has nothing to do with what I, or others think about the movie, but what he thinks about it now. If anything.
     
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    To better get into the spirit of the OP, let me say, “how do you plan to balance reverence and creativity in Episode IX?”

    That’s what I want to know.

    Thanks
     
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  6. Jedi MD

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    This is a great question
     
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    JJ: "What's wrong with adding new droids/characters into the mix? It's a GALAXY it should feel like one. Early drafts... anytime we tried to put him in somewhere he'd just upstage everyone. You didn't care about the new characters at all. It's like oh here is Luke! Move over new people. By the end of this trilogy, this is ultimately their story after all. The old cast had their time in the sun. It was time for them to pass the baton to the new cast, if you will. I made Luke be the macguffin and have R2 be attached to it. So his story would still have meaning and so would Luke as well, and have Luke's ending be the focus of 8."
     
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    JJ, where the hell is R2?

    Hopefully we will get a good dose of R2 in The Rise of Skywalker
     
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    Love this question! You have a future in interviewing!
     
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    1. Many people believed prior to the release of TFA that Finn would be a Jedi due to the trailer and poster. Was there ever a point during the writing of TFA where you thought Finn would be Force sensitive?

    2. Did the death of Carrie Fisher alter the story dramatically or did you still arrive at the same ending?
     
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    Why is JJ asking himself a question?
     
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    Good point, edited. It's been a long day.
     
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    Interviewer: Then why having them at all? If you didn't want a reunion and you wanted to focus on the new characters, then why did you hired the OT trio for this trilogy?

    JJ: "Well...."

    Disney Sniper (whispering): "If you say something that includes the words "money", "monetization" or "profit", we'll hire Ron Howard to finish your movie"

    Other interviewer: Didn't you think that both fans and the audience wanted to see them reunited 40 years later?

    JJ: "I would have been criticised for having too much fanservice"

    Other interviewer: Also, you had two more movies in the trilogy. Did you feel that your characters were less interesting (compared to the OT trio) that a small reunion scene in one movie would take away the entire story and trilogy from them and instead you had to downplay the OT accomplishments in order to make the new generation look good?

    JJ: "Listen, if I had that scene, you would want to see them as the mains of the trilogy. That's why I had Han and Leia reunited and then Luke and Leia in the next movie. But not all of them together. Makes total sense. "

    Sneaky TFA hater: Also, "How could I possibly top that?" B*tch, you copied A New Hope and didn't worry about "topping it".

    JJ: "Lucas did the same with Return of the Jedi"

    Sneaky TFA hater: ......

    Sneaky TFA hater: TFA s*cks!
     
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    “Since Rian Johnson introduced Hyperspace tracking technology it’s now pretty much impossible to jump the lightspeed to escape a fight when you’re outgunned. How do you plan to address this plot point moving forward?

    “So JJ, do you regret having cut Constable Zuvio from The Force Awakens being that he was such a popular action figure?”
     
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    Q. "Do you need a new prescription for better glasses, or are all those lens flare effects deliberate?"
     
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    "What's your favorite salad dressing?"
     
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    Do you prefer dogs or cats?
     
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    JJ: I actually prefer Wookiees. Also, I prefer BB units over R2 units.
     
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    Did you have a rough plan for all 3 movies, or at least some idea how you'd like your setups resolved?

    What are your feelings about TLJ and did Rian take your story into a direction that made writing TROS more difficult?

    I'd pay good money to hear honest answers to these questions.
     
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    Actually, I think JJ looks more like a cat person:p. Sadly I think he is more invested in BB8 over R2. While BB8 should get more time, hopefully R2 will get his due in this movie. It seems like 3pio will so it definitely will be odd if R2 gets left out
     
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