Episode IX director J.J. Abrams and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) speak with Vanity Fair about the early production stages for The Rise of Skywalker. How far back do we have to go to see the first seeds of Episode IX being planted? Turns out we have to go back farther than some may have expected. Check out the intro to Vanity Fair’s article copied below and then take the supplied source link for the full read.
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Unlike the first two Star Wars trilogies shepherded by George Lucas, the trio of films starting with The Force Awakens and concluding with The Rise of Skywalker have had a number of creative forces behind them. Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy may be the ultimate captain of the ship, ensuring that the story of Rey, Finn, Kylo, and the rest follows a clear path, but how much of the conclusion of this saga had she and her team planned out from the start? When speaking with Lev Grossman for Vanity Fair’s deep-dive behind-the-scenes cover story on The Rise of Skywalker, both director J.J. Abrams and star Adam Driver indicate that more may have been plotted out than even die-hard fans expect.