Star Wars 9 is ‘JJ Abrams' course CORRECTION for Lucasfilm after Solo FLOPPED’
Last Christmas Rian Johnson’s Star Wars The Last Jedi hit cinemas and completely divided fans.
Many felt what was set up by JJ Abrams in The Force Awakens wasn’t handled well from Rey’s parents reveal to Snoke’s untimely death.
Five months later and Solo hit cinemas taking less than $400 million at the worldwide box office, despite previous instalments hitting $1 billion.
Since this misfire, it looks like Disney and Lucasfilm have been reassessing their mass plans for the Star Wars universe moving forward.
With Abrams back in the director’s chair for Star Wars Episode IX, perhaps a nostalgic return to the form of what worked in The Force Awakens is around the corner?
Well, now it looks like the studios have taken the fan response and lack of audience from Solo on board, as a new report alludes.
According to Variety, Abrams is “currently working on Star Wars: Episode IX, which has been billed as a course correction at Lucasfilm after spinoff films like Solo failed to meet the label’s high commercial expectations.”
According to Rolling Stone, the 26-year-old said: “Everyone was saying it was going to be Rian [Johnson, The Last Jedi director] and everything, so I was genuinely quite surprised.
“And was like ‘Oh my god!’ and I started crying immediately with three people in the office.
“And they were like, ‘What the f*** just happened?’ So I emailed J.J. saying, ‘Oh my god I am crying.’
“And he goes, ‘Oh my god, me too.’ And then we had a conversation a few days later and we stay in touch. But we stayed in touch the whole time anyway.”
What exactly Abrams has in store for the sequel trilogy finale is anyone’s guess.
However, it does also mark the end of the Skywalker saga too.
So hopefully there will be some nods to both the prequel and original trilogies too.
Star Wars: Episode IX is released in UK cinemas on December 19, 2019.
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