Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-writer Chris Terrio has stated that he has never rewritten a script as much as he did on the latest Star Wars film.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker could very well be the most divisive film in the entire franchise. However, a common criticism of the film that no one seems to disagree on is that it felt rushed. This could very well be due to the film’s relatively rushed production cycle, as apparently the vast majority of the work that former director Colin Trevorrow put into the film was tossed out the window with J. J. Abrams and screenwriter Chris Terrio starting over fresh. If Chris Terrio is to be believed, the production may have been a bit more frantic then anyone had initially admitted to.
Chris Terrio is, of course, no stranger to troubled productions. He was initially signed on with Warner Bros to write Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well the two planned Justice League followups. The film that eventually became Justice Leauge, however, was notorious for its production problems, resulting in a film that was critically panned and financially unsuccessful. But apparently Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was a far more hectic project for him.
During a recent interview with Business Insider, Chris Terrio discussed his time working on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, saying that he never rewrote a script as much as he did on this film:
“I’ve never rewritten a film as much as this one. It’s like a tide. There’s a new script every morning. But we just keep going at it and going at it, loosely thinking that it’s not good enough. It’s never good enough.”
What do you all make of Chris Terrio’s words? Does it surprise you that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had so many rewrites? What did you think of the film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
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 and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digitial HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on March 31.
Source: Business Insider