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JJ Abrams Met With George Lucas Prior to Writing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

April 13, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
Star Wars: Episode IX

In an interview with IGN at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker director JJ Abrams talked about how he met with Star Wars creator George Lucas prior to writing the film’s script.

“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,” Abrams said. “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.”

Abrams, of course, co-wrote and directed The Force Awakens, the first part of the current trilogy.

The film opens December 20th. The latest trailer is below, and you can read our breakdown of what Emperor Palpatine’s return means, and how it’s possible, right here.