Star Wars: J.J. Abrams Compares Sequel Trilogy To Working On Lost And Alias

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There is little doubt that most people are hoping that J.J. Abrams will do everything in his power to repair whatever it was that Rian Johnson did in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director has just stated that he has no intention of fixing anything that has already been done in Episode VIII. Interestingly, Abrams also noted that the direction of the sequel trilogy is similar to what happened to his TV shows Alias and Lost.

Abrams recently spoke to Empire about what will happen in The Rise of Skywalker where he denied any plans of fixing Johnson's work.


"I never found myself trying to repair anything," Abrams said. "If I had done VIII, I would have done things differently, just as Rian would have done things differently if he had done VII."

He continued by pointing out that he had to somehow leave creative control on the two ABC shows he co-created.

"Having worked on television series, I was accustomed to creating stories and characters that then were run by other people. If you're willing to walk away from the thing that you created and you believe it's in trustworthy hands, you have to accept that some of the decisions being made are not gonna be the same that you would make. And if you come back into it, you have to honor what's been done," Abrams concluded.

Although this would mean that The Last Jedi will remain canon, fans can still expect Abrams to make sure that the Skywalker Saga will have a proper conclusion this December. For one, he's giving the Knights of Ren a bigger role in Episode IX.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters on December 20.

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