More evidence surfaces that J.J. Abrams will be fixing Star Wars: Episode IX.
The Dark Side happens to be strong with Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson, but the good news is The Force is strong with J.J. Abrams.
When J.J. Abrams returns for Star Wars: Episode IX, it seems he will be putting right what went wrong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Among the many problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi was that Rian Johnson split apart Rey and Finn following all the build up in The Force Awakens.
Now John Boyega makes it known that Rey and Finn will be back together in Star Wars: Episode IX.
“I haven’t read the script for Episode IX, but Daisy did shoot me a text saying, “Oh my gosh, I just heard from J.J. [Abrams], and we’re back together. That’s what I’m really excited about, is Finn and Rey back together again,” Boyega revealed at this past weekend’s Awesomecon.
Composer John Williams also previously revealed that J.J. Abrams will be fixing Star Wars, and again it relates to Rey and how the character was mishandled by Rian Johnson in The Last Jedi.
“Rey’s parents might be identified to us in the next film,” Williams said in a recent interview, which references it being said that Rey’s parents are nobodies in The Last Jedi.
Last but definitely not the least that needs fixing is Luke Skywalker. Mark Hamill recently revealed on multiple occasions that he hopes Luke appears in Star Wars: Episode IX and teased he might be alive through use of teleportation.
“I refuse to believe that he’s gone,” Hamill recently said. “My theory is he just teleported to somewhere else and left his robe behind. He teleported to a nudist colony, that’s what I’m hoping.”
Mark Hamill also told CNN about appearing in Episode IX: “Who knows? I really don’t know. It’s totally up to [J.J. Abrams] and Lucasfilm, but I feel content whether I’m not in it or I’m in it. I’m fine with it because I had a perfect entrance in [Force Awakens] and Rian gave me a perfect exit in [Last Jedi]… It’s all right. I’m still in denial. I think I just force projected to another planet.”
J.J. Abrams and Colin Trevorrow’s original ideas for Star Wars: Episode IX actually featured Luke Skywalker alive in the movie, but Rian Johnson scrapped those plans. Hopefully Abrams has something good in store for the return of Luke that we’ve all been waiting 40 years to see.
Star Wars: Episode IX has a December 20, 2019 release.