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Official Info J.J. Abrams to direct and co-write Star Wars: Episode IX (see warning on page 34 before posting)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi & IX - Spoilers Allowed' started by soul8luos, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. soul8luos Jedi Master

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  2. ewoksimon Jedi Master

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  3. Chewies_bandolier Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Jazz9276 Jedi Knight

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  5. Justrec Jedi Knight

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    Force Awakens was too generic and simple for me character, story, and writing wise. If this dude takes it up a notch, I'm fine, but as it stands right now, not very happy
  6. littlepadawan91 Jedi Master

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    Ha.

    Well, at least we have a fourth trilogy guaranteed, to wrap up the mystery boxes he's gonna spread out in ep. IX
  7. DarkMark Jedi Grand Master

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  8. cerealbox Jedi Master

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    Episode IX: Return of the Mystery Box
  9. Xael Jedi Knight

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    Well, Rian was my first choice, but Im happy JJ was selected. Without the need to reintroduce the audiences to SW again, Im sure all the "originality" concerns will be adressed.

    Also, who are we kidding? We're all so invested in the ST and its characters because of JJ. He created Rey, Finn, Kylo, Poe.... Im happy with this decision :)
  10. Chained Prometheus Jedi Master

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    Well then, that settles that then. He's not the most satisfying choice, but JJ did a pretty great job with TFA.
  11. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Pretty positive I will have no interest in seeing it now.
  12. Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master

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    I guess this means Episode IX will be a remake of ROTJ. :p
  13. Chewies_bandolier Jedi Grand Master

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    And another decade of "but WHO is Rey" ? threads.

    Ah well.

    Not sure who else they could have picked outside of JJ and Rian at this stage. I gues Rian said "no". :(
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  14. Diego Lucas Jedi Knight

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    Really surprise, but also happy, good luck for him!
  15. MagnarTheGreat Jedi Master

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    Chris Terrio from Batman vs. Superman as well to write.
  16. Jaxxon- Jedi Master

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  17. RokurGepta Jedi Knight

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    Hellz yeah?

    Hellz yeah
  18. arjank Jedi Master

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    Yep, just read it on twitter, idk what to think actually [face_dunno], well, probably better then Collin but I think I would have preferred RJ.
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  19. JoJoPenelli Force Ghost

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    Can't imagine how much $$$ they offered him...
  20. ewoksimon Jedi Master

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    Lucasfilm clearly needed someone reliable, and whatever issues cropped up in the past, Abrams delivered a huge hit, so ultimately no surprise. If I'm not mistaken, back when Abrams was hired to do TFA, he had originally wanted to be the story supervisor / showrunner for the entire trilogy.
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  21. Chained Prometheus Jedi Master

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    Thinking more on it, this kinda does mirror the OT. Marquand had the official credit for directing RotJ, but didn't Lucas do a huge chunk of the work bts and basically acted as "Shadow Director" so to speak?
  22. Nipuhanipera Jedi Master

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    How many writers does the movie have now?
  23. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Well some good news there at least.
  24. ewoksimon Jedi Master

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    He also won an Oscar for writing Argo.
  25. Chewies_bandolier Jedi Grand Master

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    I wonder if he's going to write it up again from scratch or modify the patched together script ...
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