J.J. Abrams Addresses Following Up Rian Johnson's Film With 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker'

After Rian Johnson‘s highly controversial ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ we’re finally hearing how J.J. Abrams feels about following the film with ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.’ While some fans, and even George Lucas, were disapointed with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ feeling too full of nostolgia and not being original enough, the majority of viewers enjoyed the movie. Now, the director who brought Disney’s “Star Wars” to the big screen has to deal with the fallout of things such as Luke Skywalker and Snoke both being killed off and the flat reveal of Rey’s parents.

With so many divisive plot points among fans that seem to deviate from what Abrams was setting up in the first film, the director is taking things in stride:

“I never found myself trying to repair anything. If I had done VIII, I would have done things differently, just as Rian would have done things differently if he had done VII. But having worked on television series, I was accustomed to creating stories and characters that then were run by other people. If you’re willing to walk away from the thing that you created and you believe it’s in trustworthy hands, you have to accept that some of the decisions being made are not gonna be the same that you would make. And if you come back into it, you have to honor what’s been done.”

I’m sure that Abrams not “trying to repair anything” is a thought that will have some “Star Wars” fans worried about the direction of the movie. No matter how it plays out, I’m sure most of us will be checking out the film in the first week of release to see how “the story of a generation” comes to an end.

What are your thoughts on J.J. Abrams’ diplomatic response of following up Rian Johnson’s film? Are you now worried about the movie that he didn’t have to “repair anything” or was he just being a gentleman? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ will bring balance to the force in your local theaters on December 20th, 2019!


Source: Empire Online