Why ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Director J. J. Abrams Will Likely Never Work With Disney Again

by Jeremy Spirogis
J. J. Abrams

Although critics consider that J. J. Abrams and Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was subpar, the film stays on the high of the field workplace. It at the moment is properly over the $400 million mark within the U.S. and Canada and has a worldwide complete of $853 million in gross sales. 

Audience evaluations are infinitely higher than the critic evaluations, so why gained’t the director of the movie, J. J. Abrams, be working with Disney anytime quickly?

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Director J. J. Abrams | Gary Mitchell / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media by way of Getty Images

Disney rushed J. J. Abrams into finishing ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

The Rise of Skywalker crew had three months much less to work on the brand new movie than they did for The Force Awakens, based on editor Maryann Brandon’s estimates. Disney set the Dec. 20, 2019 launch date and was steadfast that it couldn’t change.

“We were definitely still trying to figure out a lot of stuff,” Brandon admitted on The Rough Cut podcast. “It’s a struggle. It affected everything. About a third of the way through, [Lucasfilm president] Kathy [Kennedy] was like, ‘J. J. [Abrams] has got to spend more time in the cutting room.’ And I knew that wasn’t going to happen. Not with the schedule that we were on. Not with what he was dealing with on a daily basis. He was just exhausted at the end of the day.”

Brandon beforehand labored with Abrams on the tv collection, Alias, in addition to the flicks Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens

With Disney’s refusal to vary the date, the editor and director continued onward, doing the very best they may. However, three months extra of capturing, directing, and enhancing may need created a completely completely different film. From Brandon’s account, it’s evident that the work atmosphere created by Disney was not supreme.  

J. J. Abrams believes the ‘Star Wars’ Saga is full

“I remember … seeing an interview with [George] Lucas, talking about he always envisioned it as a series of three three-act plays,” Abrams advised The Post. “So, in my mind, I always felt like there was another trilogy. I never dreamed I’d be involved, but I always thought, ‘Oh, it goes on.’ ”

“We set out to make this movie the end of the Skywalker Saga,” Abrams continued. “There’s no backdoor-pilot, secret winking, ‘Let’s begin this other thing.’ This is very much meant to be a conclusion. So, what they do, what Disney chooses to do, what Kathy Kennedy chooses to do, you should ask them.”

Abrams makes it clear that he finds the Star Wars Saga full and that he won’t be engaged on any extra Star Wars movies with Disney.

Disney modified ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ a lot that Abrams was blindsided

A supply who wish to stay nameless is releasing details about the difficulties that Disney put Abrams by way of throughout and after the manufacturing of The Rise of Skywalker

“The TROS we saw last night was not the TROS we thought we worked on,” the unnamed supply, near Abrams, reported by way of a Reddit post.

“J. J. [Abrams] was devastated and blindsided by this,” the supply continued. “He’s been feeling down over the last six months because of some of the ridiculous demands Disney had that changed his movie’s story. While the scenes were shot, a lot of the changes were made in post-production, and the audio was rerecorded and altered.”

Although the Reddit person’s supply is unnamed, the Redditor explains in a separate post how they know the individual is credible.

“My source said they’ve never seen anything like this happen before,” wrote the Redditor who’s maintaining the supply nameless. “He’s the director, and he wasn’t in the know about what they were doing behind his back.”

On high of the rushed manufacturing, and Abrams’ emotions on Star Wars being full, if this new data can also be correct, it’s possible Abrams won’t ever work with Disney once more. 

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