It seems without much direction, J.J. Abrams took the helm of Star Wars: Episode IX to steer it through unknown waters — and he thinks something special came from it.
Everything Episode IX has been so low key fans jump at any mention of the forthcoming film. With Star Wars Celebration set to kickoff, director JJ Abrams offered some interesting news recently.
Abrams has proven he has the ability to keep secrets, he did shed a tiny light in a Fast Company interview.
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Abrams revealed he didn’t plan on working on Episode IX, that he was actually working on other projects.
Abrams credits his wife Katie McGrath, who is also his producing partner, for talking him into returning to the universe. He really had no plans to return, at least not this soon.
Abrams mentioned he director Rian Johnson wrote The Last Jedi based on The Force Awakens filming. Without slamming the film, Abrams said he and his crew had to respond to the direction of The Last Jedi and work off of that.
He did not comment on the last film, but kept the focus on Episode IX. With filming now in post-production, Abrams said this about the new film:
"“I feel like we’ve gotten to a place – without jinxing anything or sounding more confident than I deserve to be – I feel like we’re in a place where we might have something incredibly special.”"
Fans have their fingers crossed. The finale of the Skywalker story is a big one and needs to be done right. There will be Star Wars fans watching closely because this is such an important movie.
Episode IX is scheduled to come out December 20. What are your hopes for Episode IX?