‘Star Wars’ Practical SFX Supervisor Compares J. J. Abrams & Rian Johnson’s Directing Styles

Star Wars Abrams Rian JohnsonThe first two installments of the Star Wars sequel trilogy are widely regarded as very distinct films and unsurprisingly, it appears the directing style of their respective directors, J. J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, were different as well. In an interview with Screen Rant, practical special effects supervisor Chris Corbould described the different approaches to directing of both Abrams and Johnson.

Corbould noted that while both filmmakers were “great to work with,” one director was much more of a “livewire” while the other was described as being “methodical”:

“Both J.J. and Rian had their own style on each film. J.J. is a livewire of a guy – million miles an hour, you know? All ideas stream out of his head every minute of the day. Spontaneity is a big part of working with J.J. I think that reflected in Force Awakens. Rian is a slightly different character. He is very quiet, he’s a very sweet man. He’s methodical, he wrote the script and we pretty much shot the script, which is pretty uncommon these days. So very different styles and I think that reflected in the separate films. But both great to work with – amazing times.”

J. J. Abrams will return to conclude the trilogy when he helms Star Wars: The Episode IX.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Digital HD starting March 13th and will be released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on March 27th.

Source: Screen Rant

‘Star Wars’: 5 Theories For ‘Episode IX’

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Star Wars The Last Jedi ReyStar Wars: Episode IX is now less than two years away from being released. Now that The Last Jedi, the second part of Disney and Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars trilogy, is past us, people have immediately begun speculating onto what the closing chapter will be about.

If there was one thing that The Last Jedi had going for it, it was that it set up a lot. All of the characters were in very different places that they were in at the start of the movie. By the end, there were numerous possibilities for Episode IX to go.

Here are some of the things that could happen in Star Wars: Episode IX!

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