Star Wars: What we believe J.J. Abrams’ Episode IX script will look like


J.J. Abrams recently announced that the script is now complete for Star Wars: Episode IX. It’s got us wondering, what will his script and story look like to close out the sequel trilogy?

With the script for Star Wars: Episode IX now completed, shooting for the next Star Wars installment begins in July — with J.J. Abrams at the helm, once again. Abrams revealed the good news on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. 

"“We have a script, which is a big deal for me. It starts shooting at the end of July. Having a script in advance is something I haven’t always been lucky enough to have. I’m writing this with Chris Terrio, who’s a genius, and I’m having a great time.”"

Say what you want about J.J. Abrams, but dude can flat out create a great overall story landscape. Take the hit show Lost for example, where his imagination ran wild — creating fantastic character development in the process. He boasts an impressive resume, where he’s written for a wide variety of hit TV shows and films — directing and producing many of them.

  • Regarding Henry 
  • Forever Young
  • Alias 
  • Felicity
  • Joy Ride 
  • Lost 
  • Armageddon 
  • Mission Impossible III 
  • Fringe 
  • Cloverfield 
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars 
  • 11.22.63

Abrams: “Being back for Episode IX is surreal as it gets and really exciting.”

Even though Abrams has taken a lot of heat with online keyboard warriors taking to social media, designating him with the title of “Jar Jar Abrams,” he’s quite the brilliant writer and filmmaker. Another strength of his is taking an already established product and modernizing it, with the reboot of both the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises. He’s able to play on nostalgia, making us feel all of them feels in the process.

However, one of his greatest strengths may also be his most prominent weakness. Originality. Outside of 11.22.63, his most recent work is lacking in creativity.The Force Awakens shattered Box office records, boasting a $936,662,225 million, a domestic record.

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The Force Awakens is also very well made visually and practically. It’s Fun. Modern. It includes a hot young cast to compliment the Star Wars legends. The movie is filled with the magical nostalgic feels needed for a Star Wars film. But, Abrams crossed the thin red line of familiarity a bit too much, and the movie was virtually a carbon copy of A New Hope — with the third “Death Star” as the straw that broke the camel’s back. The prequels were mostly ignored, which displayed that J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucasfilm story group were playing it safe.

Even their greatest risk, killing Han Solo, was expected — with Harrison Ford calling for the character’s death for decades. Now, with Episode IX approaching, we have our concerns about the film’s originality.

If Abrams continues on his path of retreading old ground, here’s how the opening crawl may look for Episode IX. 

Rey Skywalker has returned to
her home planet of Jakku in
an attempt to rescue her
friend “Big Deal” from the
clutches of the ruthless crimelord
Rotta the Hutt.

Little does Rey know that the
FIRST ORDER has discreetly
begun building another massive superweapon even
more powerful than three other
 Death Stars.

When finished, this easily blown-up station will spell certain defeat
for the small band of REBELS
struggling to restore peace and freedom
to the galaxy…

All joking aside, we hope Abrams embraces his innovative side for Episode IX. Just let the past die, J.J., and embrace a brand new story, for once.

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Star Wars: Episode IX will debut in theatres December 2019, worldwide.