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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. Stefynoseu

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    My questions for JJ:
    1. What is YOUR favorite Star Wars movie (cannot include episodes 7-9)
    2. What was your original plan for Rey's back story?
    3. Who is currently your favorite character?
     
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    I know the answer to 1. His favourite SW film is ANH even though he admits ESB is a better film.
     
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    If you had known you would be directing IX, would you have wanted more control over VIII?
     
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    I would love to hear what he truthfully thinks here. Good question.
     
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    is gonna Keep Finn & Poe as Bromance in a non-romantic way
     
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    Cool! Thanks for sharing!!
     
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    Q: With all of the focus on this movie being an ending, and how important it is to the saga as a whole, is that where you started the writing process of TROS? Start at the end, and work backwards?
     
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    Before you settled on a plot for TROS, how many times did you curse Rian Johnson's name for killing off the villian in the middle third of a trilogy?
     
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    JJ probably knew that Palpatine’s return was on the cards.
     
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    What was really the point of you stepping back from Episode 8 and allowing the trilogy be created by two different styles of directors?
     
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    Originally JJ wasn't returning for IX, so it would've been three different directors.

    And I'm not entirely sure he made that call himself.
     
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    Time and stress. It takes a long time to create these movies. Disney wanted to release these movies two years apart. That's nearly impossible for one director to handle.
     
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    Also the OT had three directors, George had severe stress issues as a result of ANH. It also wasn't like JJ was absent on TLJ. He was an Executive Producer on it. Meaning he helped approve/oversaw everything going on.
     
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    Yeah, Kathleen Kennedy told a reporter at Celebration that Palpatine was always supposed to return in this trilogy, they just had to get it to that point. :)
     
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    How much nerf could a nerfherder herd if a nerfherder could herd nerf?
     
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    30 bails worth
     
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    If that's the case there was literally no setup for it. Unless Snoke himself acting like a Palpatine clone (phrases, throne room, use of hologram to communicate) was the setup all along.
     
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    This is a great thread - I love reading everyone's questions. This is a tough one for me, as I have three questions I'd love to ask him, though I could only realistically expect an honest answer to the first one:

    Question One: What's the process like working with John Williams?

    Question Two: What's your honest appraisal of the Prequels?

    Question Three: What did it feel like to deliberately deviate from George Lucas' treatment for the Sequel Trilogy?

    J.J., if you're on here, I'd love any answers you can provide!!
     
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    That's a lot of Bail...
    [​IMG]
     
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    That is Bails to the wall funny right there.
     
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