After Star Wars rulebook and, to quote Kylo Ren, “let the past die,” many have been concerned that returning director J.J. Abrams might take backward toward a more conservative view of the Star Wars universe.tore up the
Which is understandable. Abrams’ last Star Wars movie, as good as it was, definitely borrowed a lot of the beats and visual language of A New Hope.
Thankfully, it looks like Abrams is taking more risks with The Rise of Skywalker.
“On this one, I let myself be, at least in the way I was approaching the thing, freer,” Abrams told Total Film.
“I also found myself doing things that I’m not sure I would have been as daring to do on Episode 7.”
Daring is a good word. The Last Jedi took a. The worry with The Rise of Skywalker is that Abrams, who took very few risks with The Force Awakens, might have been brought on board to create a less risky conclusion to the latest Star Wars trilogy, so it’s reassuring he’s putting himself out there more with Episode 9.
The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters Dec. 19.