‘Star Wars’ Writer Denies ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’ Undoes ‘The Last Jedi’

The writer behind Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker denies that the film undoes the story Rian Johnson told in The Last Jedi.

Ever since the release of The Rise Of Skywalker, there’s been a constant debate between fans about whether the film goes back on the story told by Rian Johnson in The Last Jedi. With many fans believing the latest Star Wars film retcons everything that was wrong about The Last Jedi, this is bound to be a never-ending conversation. But shortly before the film’s release, The Rise of Skywalker co-writer Chris Terrio spoke to TheWrap about following up from Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi.

“I think they’re missing the point, which is that they’re in dialogue with ‘Episode VIII’. It’s not that it’s a meta-story or a rivalry between Rian and J.J. Rather, it’s about taking the ideas that came from ‘VIII’ and trying to complicate them and develop them and to have some new surprises.”

Terrio went on to explain that they thought giving Rey “even worse” information during the latest film would be something dramatically interesting to see unfold. The writer also said that it was a development of ideas rather than undoing the work Rian Johnson put in for The Last Jedi, explaining that there’s no spat between the directors of each film. Take a look at Chris Terrio’s comments about The Last Jedi and The Rise Of Skywalker below.

“We thought that was a more dramatically interesting predicament for ‘Episode IX,’ not only that everything is resolved and that Rey is at peace with her past, but that she has even worse information than ‘Episode VIII’. So I think it’s a development of dramatic ideas, and it’s not a rejection. And I think that when critics try to act as though our film is some sort of spat between two directors, they’re not understanding how writers think.”

Do you think The Rise Of Skywalker undoes The Last Jedi? What did you think of the ending to the Skywalker saga? Let us know in the comments section!

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 also appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for previous Star Wars films.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.

Source: TheWrap

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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