Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-writer Chris Terrio reveals what fuels the film’s story.
There is a ton of speculation surrounding Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as the anticipation builds towards its December release. Star Wars fans are awaiting some more answers beforehand with a new trailer potentially coming this month. The first teaser confirmed the return of Palpatine, which sparked a ton of questions on where J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio are taking the final film in the Skywalker Saga.
Chris Terrio is best known for his work on Batman v Superman and Justice League. Chris Terrio is also an Academy Award-winning writer who assisted J.J. Abrams with the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script. Chris Terrio revealed two questions to Empire that fuel the story of the film. The first has to do with who Rey is, which has been speculated since Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out:
“One of them is a simple one: ‘Who is Rey?’ Which is a question that people not only wonder about quite literally, but wonder about in the spiritual sense. How can Rey become the spiritual heir to the Jedi? We kept coming back to ‘Who is Rey?’, and how can we give the most satisfying answer to that not only factually – because obviously people are interested in whether there’s more to be learned of Rey’s story – but more importantly who is she as a character? How will she find the courage and will and inner strength and power to carry on what she’s inherited?”
The second Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker question Chris Terrio shared relates to the Force in general:
“The second one is, ‘How strong is the Force?’ It sounds a little simple, but actually when you get down to it, that is a sort of Zen Koan that we would really meditate on – not literally in yoga poses or anything, but like we would discuss, ‘What is the Force and how strong is the Force?’ Those two things were really important.”
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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 JJ Abrams and co-written by Chris Terrio, 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 will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the entire Star Wars franchise!