J.J. Abrams is approaching Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker differently

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J.J. Abrams was criticized by some fans because they felt that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was too similar to Star Wars: A New Hope. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson delivered a film that subverts expectations, and it caused a bigger divide within the Star Wars community. The key we believe is somewhere in-between, and it looks like J.J. Abrams might be headed in that direction.

“Working on nine, I found myself approaching it slightly differently,” Abrams told Vanity Fair. “Which is to say that, on seven, I felt beholden to Star Wars in a way that was interesting—I was doing what to the best of my ability I felt Star Wars should be.”

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the director is doing things differently including camera angles, lighting and story.

“It felt slightly more renegade; it felt slightly more like, you know, f*** it, I’m going to do the thing that feels right because it does, not because it adheres to something.”

Another challenge is that the film has to close off the trilogy.

“That’s the challenge of this movie,” Abrams says. “It wasn’t just to make one film that as a stand-alone experience would be thrilling, and scary, and emotional, and funny, but one that if you were to watch all nine of the films, you’d feel like, Well, of course—that!”

The film will see the return of The Knights Of Ren and will be set a year after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron will be back, and there will be newcomers like Zorri Bliss, Allegiant General Pryde, and Jannah.

The film is directed by J.J. Abrams from a script by Abrams and Chris Terrio. It stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

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