J.J. Abrams Reveals the First Word Spoken in The Rise of Skywalker

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By Judith Anne Dela Cruz | More Articles MCU Enthusiast and Neil Gaiman Fanatic
November 26, 2019  11:09 AM


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is less than a month away from its premiere. Fans are really ecstatic to see the movie. Especially since tons of clips, teasers, and photos are getting released, along with the notable figures of the franchise appearing in talk shows to promote the movie. Adding to all the hyps is director J.J. Abrams who has revealed the film’s biggest “spoiler” yet.

Abrams recently made an appearance at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he talked about fan theories and the late Carrie Fisher. At some point in the interview, Colbert wanted to ask the director something similar to what Jimmy Kimmel did when he was promoting The Force Awakens. It was to reveal the first word spoken in the film.

Abrams revealed that the first word was “At.” That’s it. That’s the spoiler.

Obviously, this isn’t actually that big of a spoiler. The word is not included in the crawl before the actual movie starts, and is actually the first line of the film. Although, Abrams mentioned that “there are like six or seven words that follow.”

Colbert jokingly shouted, “Let the theories be spawned!” He then went ahead and gave a theory of his own, to which the director responded before sipping a drink, “Okay.”



Abrams then went on to explain how making an ending for the Skywalker Saga was “much harder.” He claims that it’s a “huge responsibility” since the franchise is considered as a “religion” for some people. The director also mentioned that every day, there was always a moment where he would exclaim, “Oh god!”

That being said, Abrams claims even though it was “challenging,” making Episode IX was “the most rewarding and exciting experience” he has ever had so far, professionally.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres on December 20.

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Judith Anne Dela Cruz is a huge Star Wars fan, but a bigger MCU geek. If it's anything about time travel, superheroes, zombies, Norse mythology, space and the universe, end of the world, aliens--all things wacky, campy, impossible, and whimsical, she'll be all over it. She likes to jam to Queen, but EXO has a special place in her heart. Everything she loves, she shares with her six adorable dogs.
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