Screenwriter Chris Terrio has revealed in the new book The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that he’s “never rewritten a film as much as this one“.
The writer of movies like Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League also explained how the revisions were going on as filming was taking place.
“It’s like a tide. There’s a new script every morning. But we just keep going at it and going at it, loosely thinking that it’s not good enough. It’s never good enough.”
He goes on: “Luckily, the production team is so good that they can shift and adjust. We’re course-correcting as we go – we’re trying things, and some things don’t work and some things aren’t ambitious enough.
“Some things are overly ambitious. Some things are too dense. Some things are too simple. Some things are too nostalgic. Some things are too out-of-left-field. We’re finding our balance.”