It’s been over three months for the reason that launch of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and far of the discourse has not surrounded the movie itself, however the sheer quantity of data that has been pumped out after the very fact in order that audiences can perceive points of the story that the film poorly defined.
The novelization was solely formally printed a few weeks in the past, however launched excerpts and early conference entry have had individuals speaking about it for what looks like longer than the movie has really been accessible. Among the many revelations and clarifications revealed in its pages are affirmation that Palpatine was a clone, Rey’s father was one in all his failed clones, Kylo’s closing phrases to Rey, the Reylo kiss not being a romantic one, how Rey was capable of teleport her lightsaber to Kylo, and the way Palpatine survived his obvious demise in Return of the Jedi. With this quantity of plot-crucial info and tangential world constructing particulars, it’s seeming greater than ever that the e-book was used to rectify the film’s narrative shortcomings.
The timeline of the novel’s writing isn’t clear, and though Rae Carson was introduced as its creator in October 2019, I can inform you from private expertise that churning out a accomplished e-book in two months is a nigh-impossibility – even for wordsmiths whose writing tempo far exceeds my very own glacial capability – even when, as on this case, you’ve obtained the entire story and dialogue mapped out forward of time. As such, the e-book was doubtless nonetheless being written (or at the very least going via the enhancing course of) when the film was launched and viewers reactions started coming in, that means there was loads of time for Carson to be instructed to make additions that defined all that the movie totally failed do both via incompetence or malice, making it much less an enlargement of the story and extra an train in injury management.
By together with all of the related info in an official tie-in, J.J. Abrams was capable of faux that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was all the pieces it was imagined to be and any complaints followers might need is just a results of their laziness in not in search of out solutions.