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– by Seth McDonald

With the early reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi being absolutely fantastic, it appears as if Rian Johnson has done fine job (or from what I have read, an amazing job — you can read our full review in the link below) moving the trilogy forward to its conclusion, and our attention will soon turn to the trilogy’s final chapter, the still untitled, Star Wars: Episode 9.

Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the trilogy, recently spoke with Rolling Stone about her feelings when she heard J.J. Abrams was coming back to direct the final installment:

“Everyone was saying it was going to be Rian 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**k 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.”

RELATED: [NO SPOILERS] Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review – The Most Emotionally-Satisfying Film In The Saga To Date

Having Rian Johnson finish the trilogy was my first thought as well. Ridley seems to have a close relationship with Abrams, and they seems excited at the idea of working together once again.

While I still haven’t seen The Last Jedi (going on Thursday) I am interested to see what Abrams does without the sort of restrictions he had on him during The Force Awakens, without the worry of having to be safe enough to lay the groundwork for future films.

Are you glad J.J. Abrams is returning for the conclusion of the trilogy? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Rolling Stone

  • Victor Roa

    I hope this becomes a meme and all taken out of context. “She cried when it was Jar Jar Binks.”

  • Weresmurf

    So… now that THE LAST JEDI is getting rave reviews and THE FORCE AWAKENS got middling reviews, who wants to put money down that Disney turns around and offers Episode 9 to Rian anyhow?

    • Robobob

      I wish they would give Episode 9 to Rian, but they gave him his own trilogy to start instead which might be better yet. Hopefully he steered the sequel trilogy into a direction that JJ can’t screw up too much and maybe Abrams will even look to Rian for some assistance with the story. Especially with all the criticism he got for Ep 7.

      • Weresmurf

        Just saw Ep8. Its magnificent. Only criticism is its a tad too long due to such a jam packed film. Believe the hype.

    • Victor Roa

      I’d be down to make the bet interesting….. how about we risk some fandom?
      I’ll be on JJ’s side (even though I’m not a fan of his) Only because at least JJ has business connections to start small into the more geekier stuff. Rain Johnson always felt like never got off the ground since 2008.

    • Peter James

      They DID.

      He turned it down since he didn’t want to direct back-to-back Star Wars movies.

      They then offered him the chance to create and work on the new trilogy down the road, which he accepted (since I guess it means he gets to pick and choose which of them he does.).

  • bickle2

    He’s an unbelievable lazy hack. So no. This whole trilogy is just member berry crap, not too late to burn it.

    • the50sguystrikesback

      Awww…and J.J. has always spoken so highly of YOU. 🙂

    • Rolta

      I agree. A lazy unimaginative hack.

    • J-man The Great

      A lazy hack who films have made $1.7 billion as a director, $2.4 billion as a producer and $1.6 billion as a writer. Let’s compare your portfolio to his and see who’s the hack.

      • bickle2

        The fact that people are stupid and exploitable is irrelevant. Didpicable me 3 and Fast and Furious also made a billion dollars

        JJ is so lazy he makes idiotic errors when getting it right is just as easy. He doesn’t view his source material, and he looooooves creating mystery boxes. But he’s so ADD that he usually loses interest in and abandons them before he actually has to fill it. Unfortunately for him, while doing that with Lost and Alias let Better writers at least attempt to clean up his mess, movies don’t work like that. He gets basic things wrong because he doesn’t care. For example, the Falcon covers a quarter od the galaxy in fifteen seconds at the end of the last awful movie. Now, it’s been established via still valid canon that going s tiny distance by comparison between Alderaan and Tatooine took many hours, if not a day-ish. A person who isn’t a lazy hack would say “how can I solve this in a Star Wars way? Oh yes! A wipe!” Nope, can’t do that. And the list of shit he did to Star Trek fills a book (proving it was no accident, the trip to Vulcan isn’t 3 days as directly stated in the real Trek movies, but 45 minutes tops, in the world where warp engines thrust, phasers are pulse weapons, someone out a giant window on the bridge, and the enterprise not to joy lands in gravity wells, but goes underwater for no reason, high makes less than zero sense, it’s so anti-sense it’s mind blowing. the man hates space ships in space with a blinding passion). Let’s also not forget Luke was Rey’s father until the entire universe guessed it just like “he’s not Khan, I SWEAR”.

        He is a lazy hack, and he should be in prison for his creative rape. TFA succeeded because of the Star Wars name and people were wanking to Han Solo being in it. Not because it was actually good in the slightest. It was derivative in a Bad, non Star Wars way, superficial, with cardboard characters, and let’s not forget “oh I guess Chewie would have been upset too”. Give me a break.

  • the50sguystrikesback

    Rian Johnson declined to direct Episode IX, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he writes it for J.J. to helm.

  • Rolta

    I groaned when I heard Abrams was coming back.

    The Force Awakens was garbage. Its plot and internal logic suited a theme park ride. Now, no matter if The Last Jedi is any good, the risk of Episode 9 being complete nonsense have skyrocketed. I literally hate all Abrams’ films.

    • J-man The Great

      Right…what rubbish…93% on RT…89% RT audience score…81 on Metacritic (universal acclaim), and $2.1 billion at the box office. Nice try!

  • Peter James

    She cried tears of joy that she was going to play a poorly written, paper thin Mary Sue again.