Star Wars: Episode IX’s director-writer, J.J. Abrams has already pitched his next movie to the bosses at Lucasfilm and Disney.
Star Wars fans are a notoriously difficult bunch to please. When J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit cinemas people complained that it was a rehash of A New Hope. He was then announced to be the writer-director os Star Wars: Episode IX when Colin Trevorrow left the project and Star Wars fans started a petition to get him booted from the film. Then Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out and people complained that it wasn’t a Star Wars movie and deviated too much from what had come before. They then started yet another petition to get Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi booted from Star Wars canon (ridiculous).
The bottom line is that no matter what you do, people will hate your Star Wars movie and you just accept that fact and move on. And that’s exactly what J.J. Abrams and Disney/Lucasfilm are doing. The Last Jedi is out and received rave reviews from the critics (and us) and they’re now concentrating on what’s to come next – Star Wars: Episode IX. Thanks to Making Star Wars, we knew that J.J. Abrams would be pitching his idea for Episode IX to the higher-ups at Disney and Lucasfilm on Friday. This was announced during a press conference in which Disney CEO Bob Iger said: “J.J. Abrams is pitching the story for Episode IX tomorrow morning.”
This is all very exciting and it means that Abrams has already pitched his idea. Let the fan theories begin. The culmination of the Skywalker saga is coming to cinemas in two years time and I cannot wait to see what Abrams does with the more than solid foundations he and Rian Johnson have built. So far, this new Star Wars trilogy is looking to surpass George Lucas’ original and hopefully it’ll all be neatly tied up with Episode IX.
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