– by Joseph Jammer Medina

What in the world will Star Wars: Episode 9 have in store for us? Sadly, for the time being, the answer is there is nothing set in place. Just recently writer-director Colin Trevorrow was canned, meaning that new director J.J. Abrams is essentially starting from scratch here.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about it, and it certainly doesn’t mean the actors can’t also share their enthusiasm. Speaking with Coming Soon, actor John Boyega did just that, saying:

“I think what’s fantastic is it feels like it’s coming back full circle. I don’t know nothing about the script, the story. I don’t know where Finn’s going, I don’t know where Rey is going, but definitely I feel this is the war to end all wars in this movie. I’m interested to know how he will handle that. I’m asking so many questions and I haven’t had a chance to kinda sit down and write J.J. a message just to say congratulations and I’m stoked. My fixation now is that he needs to get some SLEEP and GEAR UP because we’re doing another one of these movies, mate! But I think he’s gonna do a great job, as always. He’s J.J.”

It’s always comforting to hear when an actor has full confidence in something going forward. Of course, we wouldn’t necessarily expect an actor to exude doubt while discussing a project, but you get a real sense of excitement what he’s saying here. He may be an actor, but you get a sense that he’s a genuine fan here.

Will Star War: Episode 9 actually have a “war to end all wars,” thought? We’ll have to wait a couple years to find out.

Star Wars: Episode 9 hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

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SOURCE: Coming Soon

  • The Red Salamander of Zardil

    He “don’t know nothing about the script” – he also doesn’t seem to know what a double-negative is either…

  • Lenin1959

    “But I think he’s gonna do a great job, as always. He’s J.J.” Sure, because TFA was a “great job”, right? RIGHT?! Vague, shallow, insecure – this is TFA. Entertaining, yes. Great cast, yes. Some good performances, yes. But the story was just not there, some characters (Poe Dameron = Tom Cruise in Top Gun) were flatter than a sheet of paper, Luke was just the (mute) MacGuffin of the movie, and what was the aim of the whole movie? What a waste of opportunity. Let’s hope JJA has a good screenplay to work with this time and a goal for this movie and the whole trilogy (hint: more money for the shareholders is not the best creative approach to making movies).

  • noahwayne0

    Lucasfilm brass should watch Blade Runner 2049 – that is an example of how you make a sequel that captures the tone and atmosphere of a predecessor without copying it.

    Unfortunately thus far these new SW films seem anticlimactic compared to the original trilogy.

    • Lenin1959

      BR2049 is too good and will therefore not make $1bn. So this is not the profitable route a stock corporation like Disney will go. They want their $3bn back they paid for Star Wars and they want it back with a huge profit! So they will always go the safe route – maximize profits is the goal, not creative/artistic achievements.

      • samjacksonswig

        Merchandising merchandising merchandising!!! Gotta keep pumping those fuzzy little dollies out……..

      • Kindofabigdeal

        Yuge profits.

        • Lenin1959

          America (Shareholder value) FIRST!

    • Jeremy Alexander

      SPOILERS!BR2049 was great, I saw it on Friday, but it didn’t capture the tone and atmosphere of the original for me. Good film, but your assessment didn’t represent what I felt when I saw that film. It was fantastic but it was exactly like E7. E7 completely captured the flavor and atmosphere of the OT while introducing new characters to it, but the story was fundamentally familiar territory. What do our memories really mean, what actually is consciousness, what makes a being human? These were all covered and the theme of the first BR and they are covered again in different ways, but certainly again. Plus we really get no closure. The end is awful sequel bait, that we might never get because of it’s poor box office performance. BR2049 is a good film, but it isn’t a complete film and it isn’t the masterpiece it’s being touted as. It’s a very good sequel with a really shitty sequel bait ending. Christ, it’s almost a cliffhanger.

  • axebox

    “The War to End All Wars”…

    Holy shit.

  • CrystalClearTruth

    ummmm…no. They are NOT starting from scratch. What stupid people write this shit? They’ve had a plan for the trilogy all along. They is already lots of preproduction work that has been and is being done. I see it daily.

    • Jeremy Alexander

      WTF are you talking about? First of all they are starting another rewrite of the script and I believe it’s the third. On top of it they have a new director which will alter the films concept even further. Leia had a huge part in the third film that can’t be in this now and your telling me they’ve had a plan all along. No they didn’t, Rian Johnson even said he asked JJ to change things in the first film to fit into his plans for the second film. And stop being a poser, you don’t see shit and you don’t work on these films. Fake mother fucker.

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  • Kindofabigdeal

    I hope Finn dies.

    • Ghost2020

      Some characters need to die off. Just adds more weight to the story.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.