In today’s Vanity Fair article dedicated to the release of The Rise of Skywalker, director J.J. Abrams talks about how viewers will see the power of the Force utilized in ways that they have never seen before. We’re all intimately familiar with Star Wars characters using the Force to grab/push/pull objects (and other characters) and its affect on the weak-minded, but how else will those who are skillfully trained in the use of the Force be putting that power on display?
The Rise of Skywalker will reveal previously unknown Force powers. “It was really important that we not just redo the things you’ve seen, but add new elements—which we knew will infuriate some people and thrill others,” Abrams told Vanity Fair.
That doesn’t mean the December 20 film will ditch classic maneuvers. “Among those things are not just new ways of doing sort of traditional, must-have sequences, whether it’s chases or lightsaber battles, or what have you,” Abrams added. “We wanted to make sure that this picture also showed aspects of the Force in ways that go beyond what you’ve seen before.”
Earlier this week Vanity Fair touched on the subject of character backstories being fleshed out in Episode IX and the much talked-about relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren. Stay tuned for more from Vanity Fair throughout the rest of this week.