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Before Starting ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’, J.J. Abrams Conversed With George Lucas

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For J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is one of his most challenging films yet. As the final film in the Skywalker Saga, a lot is on the line. Fortunately, he had George Lucas on standby for some advice.

Ending On A High Note

At Star Wars Celebration, Abrams spoke to IGN about working on the forthcoming movie. His biggest concern was giving this iconic storyline a proper ending. “This movie had a very, very specific challenge, which was to take eight films and give an ending to three trilogies, and so we had to look at, what is the bigger story? We had conversations amongst ourselves, we met with George Lucas before writing the script,” he told IGN.

With so much going on at once, delivering something special took some time. “These were things that were in real, not debate, but looking at the vastness of the story and trying to figure out, what is the way to conclude this? But it has to work on its own as a movie, it has to be its own thing, it has to be surprising and funny and you have to understand it.”, he also told the publication.

The Progress Of Skywalker

Over the past few years, work on The Rise of Skywalker took several wild turns. In 2015, director Colin Trevorrow wrote the film’s script with writer Derek Connolly. In the summer of 2017, Jack Thorne was hired to rewrite the script. Weeks after his hiring, Trevorrow left the project due to creative differences.

Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, was hired to direct the film days later. He delivered a brand new script with the help of Oscar-winning screenwriter, Chris Terrio.

Saying Goodbye To Old Faces

For many Star Wars fans, The Rise of Skywalker feels like the end of an era. What started back in 1977 became one of the biggest franchises of all time. Fortunately, fans will get more content with television shows The Mandalorian and the returning Clone Wars.

On December 20, 2019, The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters in the United States.

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