JJ Abrams and The Rise Of Skywalker

Hes explained all (Picture: Getty, Lucasfilms)

Star Wars fans have been divided by Episode IXs title The Rise Of Skywalker, but director JJ Abrams has revealed why its important.

What does it mean, JJ?

The title feels like its the right title for this movie and I know that its provocative and asks a bunch of questions, but I think when you see the movie, youll see how its intended and what it means, the director explained.

Describing the movie as having a weird responsibility, JJ continued to ET: It had to be the end of not just three movies, but nine movies, and the idea of having to incorporate the stories that have come before, strangely, is the story of the movie, which is to say its the characters in the film inheriting everything thats come before in previous generations.



Whether its sins of the father, whether its the wisdom theyve acquired, and the question is can this new generation… are they up to the task? Can they stand up to what they have to?

Were sort of more confused than we were to begin with, but it all sounds very tense and exciting.

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The 52-year-old also previously revealed that he refused to kill off Carrie Fisher, who plays Leia n the movie, despite her death back in December 2016.

You dont recast that part and you dont suddenly have her disappear, he said of Carries Leia.

Speaking with fans at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, he said Leia Organa will appear in the next film using unused footage shot by Carrie from 2015s Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

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