J.J. Abrams wants Star Wars fans to be 'satisfied' with trilogy finale

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 February 2019
J.J. Abrams

JJ Abrams

'Star Wars: Episode IX' director J.J. Abrams admitted above all else, he hopes fans are "satisfied" with the conclusion to the sequel trilogy

J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars' fans to be "satisfied" with 'Episode IX'.

The 52-year-old director – who has helmed the much-anticipated sci-fi movie after previously being behind the camera for 'Episode VII – The Force Awakens – is excited for the franchise's passionate fan base to see the highly anticipated third installment in the sequel trilogy, and he hopes it lives up to expectations.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', he said: "I really can't wait for you to see it. There are a lot of words that we all hope that you feel, and obviously the biggest most important one is 'satisfied.' "

The movie recently officially wrapped filming, and Abrams admitted it was "emotional" on set as the team finished work on the saga's story.

He added: "It was actually a pretty emotional thing, the cast and crew just did an unbelievable job, and I just cannot wait for you to see what we've got going for you."

The film is the third installment of the 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, following 'The Force Awakens' and 'The Last Jedi', and is slated for release in December 2019.

Meanwhile, J.J. previously revealed he was determined to include the late Carrie Fisher – who played Princess Leia – in the upcoming movie.

The actress passed away in December 2016, but the director was still desperate to include Leia in the final chapter of the trilogy.

He shared: "Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without [Carrie] eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character.

"With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie's legacy and role as Leia in 'Episode IX' by using unseen footage we shot together in 'Episode VII'."

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
  • UK release: 19 December 2019

Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that…

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