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.”
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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.