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JJ Abrams to write and direct Episode IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Casper11, Sep 12, 2017.

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    @MagnarTheGreat thanks again for finding and posting all these little gems.
     
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    Hahaha...I hope.

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    New York Times - The Battle for ‘Star Wars’
    A creative shake-up, last-minute rewrites and a director not known for great endings: J.J. Abrams and company get real about the making of “The Rise of Skywalker.”

     
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    Q: Colin Trevorrow was originally set up to do this before J.J. returned to the fold along with his co-writer Chris Terrio. How did things change between the two stories?

    Daisy Ridley: There were lots of changes, but the main story stayed the same. As J.J. said, ‘Sometimes things can get a bit overly complicated.’ So I think they stripped it back to make it clearer. Someone was talking about how Empire Strikes Back is a clear story. They have to do this one thing, then another thing and another thing and that’s sort of it. So I think this was mainly getting it back to that idea of, what do we need to achieve and what do we need to go through.

    https://torontosun.com/entertainmen...e-of-skywalker-theres-real-sadness-at-the-end
     
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    Good interview. So natural. Love how JJ talks. Without a doubt knows perfectly SW world and understands all represents. I love the fact he is always critic with himself (like he says, he always "simpathize more with the people who have negative things to say", that's how we learn from our mistakes), and that's why he was the perfect choice for TFA and he is the perfect choice for TROS. Would have been great to see all saga from his point of view.

    You know, I would love to see another SW movie from JJ (spin-off with Rey? He loves Daisy acting and her evolution). January can't come faster to know the new director for new movies. Hope it's him.
     
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    New York Daily News - How J.J. Abrams and Billy Dee Williams tied up the epic, nine-movie Skywalker Saga with ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

    J. J. Abrams:
    “I was brought on to work on The Force Awakens and then I was brought on to work on Episode 9, which became Rise of Skywalker. The story that I was working on for The Force Awakens with Larry Kasdan was something that we projected forward what the ending would maybe be, would possibly be, likely would be. But we were very busy working on Episode 7, and Episode 9 was two movies quite a way away. So the focus was on 7. While we worked on 7, Kathy hired Rian Johnson to work on 8, because there was no way I would be conscious to work on 8 and then 9, and she had that responsibility.” “When we were done with 7, I was very happy to be in the audience again, and thought that what Rian did had amazing surprises and shocks and subverting expectations at every turn, and was fun for me as an audience member." “On 9, we got to continue conversations that we’d had back on 7, which was really fun. And instead of it being two movies away in the future, it was ‘Oh my God, it’s happening right now and we have to end this in the best, most satisfying emotional way possible.’” “Rian did things I never would have thought to do that ended up helping where 9 went in a way that was even more satisfying than I expected it would be. And ultimately the challenge, which was fairly terrifying at the beginning – how do you end not just a trilogy but three trilogies? – was always more gratifying than it was frightening. It ended up having more potential and opportunity than it did terror.” “I always look at what I have done and see things that I wish I had done better or differently. I wish that Chewie hadn’t walked past Leia in the third act of The Force Awakens after Han died. There are things all over the place I always know I could have done better, but that’s part of learning, I guess.” (December 15, 2019)
     
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    ...wish he didn't, TBH.
     
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    “When we were done with 7, I was very happy to be in the audience again, and thought that what Rian did had amazing surprises and shocks and subverting expectations at every turn, and was fun for me as an audience member."

    “Rian did things I never would have thought to do that ended up helping where 9 went in a way that was even more satisfying than I expected it would be."

    I wish I could put these quotes in big flashing letters all over the Internet because they're an unambiguous first-hand rebuttal and rejection of the idea that JJ undid or ignored or was unhappy with or negatively caught off guard by Rian's decisions.
     
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    JJ made great use of the 'force timing' that Rian introduced in TLJ.

    Rian in his defence also had the burden not giving full answers to big questions knowing those payoffs had to come in the finale...
     
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