Star Wars Episode IX Wouldn’t Be Affected By The Last Jedi’s Criticism: J.J. Abrams


Star Wars universe has seen an unprecedented divide in its fandom about the latest film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This Rian Johnson movie saw a rise in the positive reviews and earned a noticeable $1.321 billion at the box office.

Yet, a lot of viewers have fiercely criticized the new film, on subjects such as the way Luke Skywalker’s character has been shown in the movie and also various plot points like the revelation of Rey’s parents’ identity and the (SPOILER) twist which saw a lightsaber slicing Supreme Leader Snoke in two halves.

J.J. Abrams had earlier read the script for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jediand wanted even to direct it himself. Although the criticism of the movie was assumed to have been noticed, Abrams swiftly stated otherwise.

During an interview with IndieWire, while talking about whether the fans’ opinions impact the narrative of Star Wars: Episode IX in any manner, the director replied, “not in the least. There’s a lot that I would like to say about it, but I feel like it’s a little early to be having the Episode IX conversation.”

Abrams even said that he loved The Last Jedi accompanied by the Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy who gave Rian Johnson directorial responsibilities for a brand new trilogy of standalone Star Wars movies,  just prior the release of The Last Jedi.

Star Wars Episode IX is scheduled to release on December 20th, 2019 and will be the next Episode of the franchise which has so far earned over $4 billion at the global box office.