Chris Terrio has lately revealed that he and director J.J. Abrams struggled with writing the ending to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker because it was additionally the ending to the saga as a complete.
Episode IX needed to cross numerous checkmarks when it comes to narrative resolutions and a satisfying conclusion to the primary story of that galaxy far, distant. The film not solely needed to redeem Disney after the divisive Star Wars: The Final Jedi, but in addition deliver a way of unanimity to the fandom and conclude the story in a significant means that’d one way or the other justify the Sequel Trilogy’s very existence. With all of that in thoughts, one can solely think about how tough it should have been for Abrams and Chris Terrio to put in writing each scene in a means that’d function a nod to the franchise, whereas additionally ensuring that the script would stick the touchdown, lest they find yourself pissing off followers much more.
Of course, with the movie proving to be simply as divisive as its predecessor, that’s precisely what occurred. There are numerous followers who consider that The Rise of Skywalker dropped the ball, deeming it a rushed and convoluted mess of a film. Even the ending, which noticed Rey defeat Palpatine and Ben sacrifice himself to avoid wasting her, caught numerous flak. And based on Terrio, the duo had numerous hassle writing these remaining scenes.
Within the making-of documentary discovered on the lately launched Blu-ray disc, Terrio admits to scuffling with the movie’s ending, saying:
“J.J. and I have been having numerous hassle with the top of the movie at one level within the course of, and [production designer] Rick Carter stated to us, ‘I feel it’s since you two don’t need Star Wars to be over. You don’t need the Skywalker saga to be over, so that you don’t actually need to write it.’ And I feel there was numerous reality in that.”
It’s arduous to say which ending the author is referring to, whether or not it’s the destruction of Palpatine or Rey taking up the Skywalker identify and watching the dual sundown on Tatooine because the film involves an in depth. For higher or for worse, although, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker did finish the saga in a definitive means, and there’s little anybody can do to alter the way it transpired.