J.J. Abrams Met With George Lucas Before ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

J.J. Abrams revealed at Star Wars Celebration Chicago over the weekend he consulted with George Lucas before writing the Episode IX script.

George Lucas handed off the franchise to J.J. Abrams when production on the sequel trilogy began. George Lucas had story ideas of his own for the sequel trilogy before J.J. Abrams took it in a different direction with veteran Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan. George Lucas’ Sequel Trilogy is said to have dealt with a microbiotic world and the Whills of the Force.

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted at Star Wars Celebration over the weekend and is the beginning of the end for the Skywalker saga. Some have criticized Lucasfilm for not having a clear blueprint for the sequel trilogy and MTV News‘ Josh Horowitz asked J.J. Abrams how the ending of the Episode IX story came together:

“There have been a lot of ideas since the beginning, since George first came up with this, of where things could go. We had a meeting with him before we even wrote the script about this. So a lot of what we have taken, is really taken to heart, everything that’s come before. While it’s been obviously significantly challenging, it’s been a greater opportunity than a challenge. I cannot wait for you to see what this movie is.”

You can watch the rest of J.J. Abrams’ interview with MTV News below:

Do you think bringing back Palpatine was George Lucas’ idea? How do you think J.J. Abrams will close out the Skywalker saga? Comment below!

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.

Source: MTV News

The Avengers Suit Up In New ‘Endgame’ International Character Posters

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Avengers Endgame Chris Evans Captain AmericaMarvel Thailand has released a batch of official character posters for Avengers: Endgame.

The new posters feature Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the remaining members of the Avengers, as well as Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Nebula and Rocket Raccoon. The heroes can be seen suited up and ready for their next battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.

You can check out the first Avengers: Endgame character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

Avengers Endgame Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man

Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.

While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan.

Here is the plot synopsis for Endgame:

A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Source: Marvel Thailand

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Avengers Endgame Don Cheadle War Machine

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Avengers Endgame Chris Hemsworth Thor

Avengers Endgame Chris Evans Captain America

Avengers Endgame Brie Larson Captain Marvel

Avengers Endgame Karen Gillan Nebula

Avengers Endgame Mark Ruffalo Bruce Banner Hulk

Avengers Endgame Paul Rudd Ant-Man

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.