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J.J. Abrams Addresses Polarizing Nature of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 11, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey Daisy Ridley

In a lengthy interview with The New York Times, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams addressed the polarizing nature of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as if the Star Wars series could continue on with Episode X.

On Johnson’s controversial decision to dismiss many questions revolving around Rey’s parents and Supreme Leader Snoke as unimportant in The Last Jedi, Abrams said that the film was “full of surprises and subversion and all sorts of bold choices.”

“On the other hand,” he added, “it’s a bit of a meta approach to the story. I don’t think that people go to ‘Star Wars’ to be told, ‘This doesn’t matter.’”

Abrams also ever so slightly left the door open for the main Star Wars films to continue.

“Can it go on?” Abrams said. “Of course it can go on. But there’s something bold about saying this is what the story should be.”

He added: “Any great ending is a new beginning on some level.”