J.J. Abrams plans on taking Star Wars: Episode IX in new directions


As the December 15 premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi looms large, Episode director J.J. Abrams has made some interesting remarks regarding the film that will close out the Sequel Trilogy…

When it was announced that super-director J.J. Abrams would be taking over Star Wars: Episode IX for Colin Trevorrow, many fans wondered if the final film in the Sequel Trilogy would be much like The Force Awakens: A rehashing of an Original Trilogy film.

However, in an interview with the BBC, Abrams seems to put some of those fears to rest. Abrams was joined by composer Michael Giacchino and was asked how their films would affect children of today.

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While Abrams believes they need to show them what they can do — the sky’s the limit and all — they also need o be introduced to new and exciting things.

"And at the same time, we have to take them places that they haven’t gone, and that’s sort of our responsibility. It’s a strange thing – Michael’s worked on things like Planet of the Apes and Star Trek and Star Wars, and these are the things of dreams. Yet we can’t just revel in that; we have to go elsewhere."

So, Star Wars fans should expect something new and exciting for Star Wars: Episode IX. That will likely be a rather large undertaking seeing as how everything we’ve seen from director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi looks absolutely new and boundary-pushing, and will most certainly give Abrams a giant task in matching, or even, making better.

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For now, we get through Star Wars: The Last Jedi which is due to hit theaters on December 15, then the newly titled Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25.

H/T Star Wars News Net