How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Novel Reveals That Disney Knew Its Failings

It looks like Disney actually knows that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker created so many issues by focusing on fan-service instead of proper storytelling.

While the novelization for The Rise of Skywalker has made haphazard attempts at fixing the mistakes made by Episode IX by explaining Palpatine's return and by revealing scenes that weren't featured in the film, Screen Rant suggests that the book also seemingly admits that Disney knows just how much the movie failed the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Taking note of how the book tries to address the many elements of The Rise of Skywalker that fans found confusing, the entertainment news site claims that the reactionary stance of the novel is an active decision made by Disney and Lucasfilm. The house of mouse knows that the film has narrative flaws, and so to fix the problems created by Episode IX, Disney has the novelization of The Rise of Skywalker flesh out details beyond what's given in the film.

There are so many surprising reveals in the book. The novel for Episode IX reveals that Palpatine was actually a clone of himself. Rey's father was also a failed clone of Palpatine. Rey and Kylo Ren's kiss had nothing to do with romance. The list goes on and on.

Based on the multitude of ‘fixes' the book has for the movie, it's clear that Disney is trying to retroactively fill in plot holes left by The Rise of Skywalker. Unfortunately, some of these fixes haven't been working very well, and they've created even more backlash against the movie.

Honestly, it's such a shame that Episode IX had to turn out this way. We were expecting so much from the third and final movie in Disney's sequel trilogy.

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