J.J. Abrams On ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Following Rian Johnson’s ‘The Last Jedi’

J.J Abrams opened up in a new interview about Star Wars: Episode IX following Rian Johnson’s controversial film, The Last Jedi.

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has notoriously left fans divided. One of the more controversial parts of The Last Jedi was the answer to Rey’s parentage. However, some fans believe J.J Abrams will retcon Rian Johnson’s choices in Episode IX. According to a new interview from FastCompany, J.J. Abrams seems keen on continuing The Last Jedi plot points in Episode IX and finish the Skywalker Saga:

“Without getting in the weeds on episode eight, that was a story that Rian wrote and was telling based on VII before we met. So he was taking the thing in another direction. So we also had to respond to Episode VIII. So our movie was not just following what we had started, it was following what we had started and then had been advanced by someone else. So there was that, and, finally, it was resolving nine movies.”

J.J. Abrams also talked about the huge challenge of not having a overall plan for the sequel trilogy as he concludes it:

“While there are some threads of larger ideas and some big picture things that had been conceived decades ago and a lot of ideas that Lawrence Kasdan and I had when we were doing Episode VII, the lack of absolute inevitability, the lack of a complete structure for this thing, given the way it was being run was an enormous challenge.”

J.J. Abrams is the only director next to George Lucas to direct multiple Star Wars films. However, Rian Johnson will join that company after he finishes Knives Out and begins work on a new trilogy of films.

Do you think J.J. Abrams will retcon what Rian Johnson did in The Last Jedi? Comment below!

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX 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, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Episode IX opens in theaters on December 19, 2019.

The title and teaser for Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to be revealed later this week. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the news from Star Wars Celebration this weekend!

Source: FastCompany

First ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Photos Feature Arnold Schwarzenegger & Linda Hamilton

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Terminator Dark FateThe first official photos from Terminator: Dark Fate are here and they feature Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

IGN has revealed the first official photos from the highly-anticipated Terminator sequel from Deadpool director Tim Miller. The photos offer fans a first look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna and Diego Boneta.

You can check out the first Dark Fate photo below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

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Deadpool helmer Tim Miller is directing the film from a script written by Billy Ray, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Josh Friedman, and Charles H. Eglee. The script was developed in a writers room to stand on its own while simultaneously forming an overarching storyline for what is planned to be a new trilogy of movies.

Dark Fate will introduce newcomers Mackenzie Davis and Natalie Reyes, as well as Gabriel Luna (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) who plays a brand new Terminator in the film. Plot details remain under wraps, but Miller's project is a direct sequel to Judgment Day, ignoring all the other films in the franchise.

The film stars Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, James Cameron returns to the franchise as a producer and conceived the story with Miller and Skydance's David Ellison. Here's the official synopsis:

Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) return in their iconic roles in Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.

Terminator: Dark Fate opens in theaters on November 1, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the series.

Source: IGN

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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.