Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker isn’t just the end of the sequel trilogy, but all nine films in the Skywalker saga. Such a heavy task has been given to JJ Abrams, who also introduced the sequel trilogy with 2015’s The Force Awakens. On closing such an epic, the filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly: “This is about bringing this thing to a close in a way that is emotional and meaningful and also satisfying in terms of actually answering [as many] questions as possible. So if years from now, someone’s watching these movies, all nine of them, they’re watching a story that is as cohesive as possible.”
That certainly is encouraging news for fans who are desperate to know the truth about Rey’s parents, who Snoke really is and just how Palpatine is back.
Abrams continued: “While there were many things that were planned for and discussed — George Lucas himself said when he created this he saw it as three, three-act plays — that doesn’t mean there isn’t discovery, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that come up that make you realize, ‘Oh, here’s an opportunity.'
“It also doesn’t mean that there’s a list of payoffs that we have to do because of setups.
“But we also were very much aware this is the end of the trilogy and it needs to