With the Skywalker saga ending in December, the movie arm of the Star Wars franchise is in a position where there is no choice but to go further – take risks, forge new paths and follow new characters if it wants to survive.
This is one of the biggest draws for Marvel Studios boss Kevin Hague, who we know is coming to the British franchise sometime in the near future. Speaking with THR this week, Feige can't say much more than confirming that he plans to do something original: "I love that world and I love the idea of exploring new people and new places in that universe. But that's kind of everything that can be said for now. "
He's also not worried about possible franchise fatigue, saying: "Well, they've made about five films in about five years and that's over $ 5 billion, so I think they're OK with Star Wars. And the Rise of Skywalker looks incredible to me. "
Before he can deal with that, we still have JH. "Abrams Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker" to come. Abrams is certainly returning to the franchise, in the wake of his own Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has been criticized for playing things too safe and well-known, and Ryan Nonson's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" who risked and hit in parts of Star Wars random for its heresy.
The obvious thought is that Abrams' involvement means he is there to "straighten the boat" in the eyes of the "Last Eddies" haters, steering the franchise to a satisfying and familiar end to fans. That's not the case though, says Abrams when he recently asked Total Film (via gaming radar) how "The Force Awakens" with "The Rise of Skywalker" regarding his directorial approach:
"At this, I allowed myself to be freer, at least in the way I approached the job. In Episode 7, I adhered to a kind of approach that felt right about Star Wars in my head. It was about finding visual language, like shooting locations and doing as many practical things as possible. And we continue that in Episode 9, but I also found myself doing things that I'm not sure I would dare do in Episode 7.
Ryan helped remind me that that's why we're in these films – not just doing something you've seen before. I won't say I felt restricted or limited to 7, but I found myself wanting to do something that felt more consistent with the original trilogy than not. And at 9, I found myself feeling like I was just going to do it a little bit more. "
Series star Daisy Ridley recently spoke about the scene they filmed for their final day in Jordan, telling Andro Kino: "The crew was shocked in a way I've never seen," suggesting that Abrams could do it very well. fulfilled the promise. Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker arrives on December 20, 2019.