Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker might be the last film in Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy, but it turns out that a whole lot of Star Wars: Episode IX was planned from the very start.
Vanity Fair just recently released an in-depth spread covering The Rise of Skywalker, a feature which included various interviews with the film’s cast and crew. Speaking with the film’s Kylo Ren star Adam Driver, the publication learned that the actor’s early meetings with J.J. Abrams before the start of the sequel trilogy were not in the least bit vague.
“An overall arc was very, not vague, the opposite, it was very clear—[there was] an end in sight even from the very beginning,” Driver revealed, “The details obviously hadn’t been worked out, but we had talked about the very thing that we’d been working towards with this last one,”
It seems like Lucasfilm already had a clear idea where they were going with the franchise. Though the details of each different entry in the sequel trilogy had to be ironed out, the studio already seemed to know where they were heading from the start.
This is interesting information. Did Lucasfilm also have the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi planned out as well? Does this mean that all the hatred towards Rian Johnson is undeserved ( we still don’t understand how fans can be so cruel)?
Right now many of The Rise of Skywalker’s details remain under wraps. We hope that the film successfully closes the sequel trilogy and the Skywalker saga.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker makes its big premiere on December 20, 2019.