I’m sure you’re all wondering what my thoughts about this are… J.J. Abrams returning to the director’s chair to helm, Star Wars: Episode IX. I think it’s a good idea, honestly because I thought J.J. did a great job with The Force Awakens. I thought it was a great film so I think it’s a good idea to bring J.J. back to close the new trilogy.
In my opinion, I think J.J. should have directed episode VIII as well. I’m sure Disney wanted him to direct all three but initially, he wouldn’t go for it. This is a guy who said he’ll never direct a Star Wars movie again after The Force Awakens, so I wonder what made him changed his mind? Was it the money? Did Disney offer him a deal he couldn’t refuse? No; I don’t think it has anything to do with the money at all ’cause J.J. is already a very rich man.
Maybe he wants to come back ’cause it has something to do with “creativity”? Maybe he had a story idea in his head that he wanted to get out of? Maybe he’s just an obsessive fan of Star Wars like most of us and he loves making these movies? He just felt he needed to do one more. He knows Star Wars better than most people which is why he got the job to begin with and you can see that with The Force Awakens which I thought was an amazing film. I’m pretty sure J.J. have already seen Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, which comes out later this year, maybe J.J. had an idea after seeing the film. If he didn’t see The Last Jedi yet, I’m sure he already read the script even though he wasn’t involved with that film at all.
I think J.J. is a talented film-maker. Not sure why he gets made fun of by a lot of people. He made some good movies and good TV shows too except for Star Trek reboot which is pretty much garbage but other than that, J.J. is talented. No doubt, J.J. is a genius with visuals, effects and sound. The sound editing in The Force Awakens movie was incredible. I’m sure J.J. will do the same for episode IX.
I think it’s cool that he’s coming back. It really shows that he’s got huge passion for Star Wars like all of us. He’s a fan too.
I’m definitely looking forward to The Last Jedi later this year. Definitely gonna see that one.