With ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ taking place almost immediately after the events of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ we were all wondering if Episode IX would follow suit or go back to the traditional time jump that we’ve seen in the first two “Star Wars” trilogies. While we’ve learned quite a few things from the first trailer of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘ from the title of the film to various character shots, this is one question we didn’t see answered. However, at the ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ panel at “Star Wars Celebration 2019” we learned that the time jump is going back to status quo thanks to director J.J. Abrams.
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According to Abrams:
“The movie doesn’t pick up immediately after the last film; some time has gone by. This is an adventure that the group goes on together. It’s a story that I think, one of the great things about the movie, getting work on it, was the dynamic between the characters. That’s the thing I’m most excited for you to see.”
Some could argue that the very first movie no longer follows this format after how ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars‘ story came to a close but with when the movies were released that one would be a stretch. Say what you will over liking or hating ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ it did feel jarring that the events took place almost immediately after ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ One thing you can say it did right was to start off immediately with some action, and it’ll be interesting to see if the final chapter of The Skywalker Saga does that or begins a bit slower.
As the franchise is slated to take a brief hiatus on the big screen after the movie is released. Hopefully, it will deliver something for all the fans out there.
Are you happy to hear that Abrams is going back to the classic time jump that we’ve seen in the previous “Star Wars” films? Do you think that we needed some buffer room to tell this new tale after how ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ finished? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will close out The Skywalker Saga when it is released on December 20th, 2019.