When you’re closing off a 9-film, 42-year-old movie saga that is, in many ways, larger than life, it’s not hard to imagine one buckling under the pressure of doing so. Most especially for a franchise like Star Wars.
But if there’s anyone that can handle such immense pressure and (hopefully) deliver a fitting end to the Skywalker saga, it just has to be J.J. Abrams.
During the press tour in Tokyo, Japan for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Geek Culture managed to sit down with the man himself for a few minutes, and got a load of his insights on wrapping up the main Star Wars canon.
Looking totally calm, collected and not at all under any pressure, Abrams cooly explained some of the biggest twists that blew away many of us fans. Without going too much into detail, of course, as we’d need to catch the movie in order to find out.
This, of course, involves the return of Sith Lord Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious in some form, as well as bringing back the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa by using unused footage of her from The Force Awakens.
The 53-year-old even gave some advice to fellow filmmaker and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, who is tipped to carry the torch of the Star Wars franchise over to a new era.
Funnily, Abrams actually said that Feige “needs no advice from him”, given the man’s reputation as the mastermind of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He even expressed how he “cannot wait” to see what Feige can do with the franchise alongside Lucasfilm president and producer of the current Star Wars trilogy and its spinoffs, Kathleen Kennedy.
Needless to say, many of you watching this interview, as well as our other interviews with Anthony Daniels, as well as the trio of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, will have plenty more reasons to be hyped for the closure of the Skywalker saga when it releases this week.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases in theatres in Singapore on December 19, 2019.
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