With less than one month before “#StarWars IX: #TheRiseOfSkywalker” is supposed to open in theaters, director J.J. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that the film is “still being worked on”:
“We always knew we were going to have three fewer months to postproduction this film,” says Abrams. “So much is still being worked on. It’s literally a practical race to get it finished.”
J.J. Abrams then claims that he’s feeling better about “The Rise of Skywalker” than his work on “Star Wars VII: #TheForceAwakens”, saying,
“We had more reshoots on Episode VII than this one,” Abrams says. “We had more story adjustments on VII than this one. We didn’t know if these characters would work, if the actors would be able to carry a Star Wars movie. There were a lot of things we didn’t know. On this, we knew who and what worked, and everyone is doing the best work I’ve ever seen anyone do. But the ambition of this movie is far greater than Force Awakens. What we set out to do was far more challenging. Everything is exponentially larger on this.”
Rumors about “The Rise of Skywalker” indicate there are multiple cuts of the film with radical changes to the story in each of the different cuts. In fact, one of the cuts reportedly brought in George Lucas to introduce a new “secret Skywalker.” One rumor from the middle of October detailed that Lucasfilm and Disney had to rework almost the entire film. Abrams’ quotes will more than likely not settle any fears fans might have that the film is a complete mess. In fact, he appears to be confirming those fears noting they are crunching to get the film finished.
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