No matter whether you love them or not, the Star Wars prequels are not going away. The films are a highly decisive part of the Star Wars franchise. However, J.J. Abrams wants to give a mention to Episode I-III in the latest Star Wars trilogy. He had reportedly told one of the fans about his wish to see Star Wars: Episode IX connect all the trilogies.
Star Wars fans on Reddit went into overdrive when one truly luck fan boasted of his meeting with J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio. The fan said that after the meeting, he has become absolutely sure that Episode IX is going to be a fantastic film and he then went on to explain what made him think that.
When questioned if Abrams spoke about his plans for the Star Wars: Episode IX, this is what he said:
“They said that they’re going to be brave and there will be big surprises. I got the impression that JJ felt like he had to refresh previous Star Wars moments for a modern audience in TFA, and now it feels like they have free reign to do what they want,” he stated.
“Apparently they’ve had no interference from Kathleen or Pablo or the Lucasfilm Story Group. 9 is also the film which unites all three trilogies and brings everything together,” he went on. “That’s all they would tell me.”
He proceeded to say that he told Terrio about his Star Wars entry being through the prequel trilogy. Terrio was posed a question about the prequel elements being seen in Episode IX, and he replied by saying that the film
“makes it feel like they’re all happening in the same universe, and there would be PT elements” included. He didn’t divulge any details about locations or which prequel characters would be seen in the film, but he said that elements related to the visuals and theme could be used in the film.
Those who love the prequels, Episode IX offering an homage to the films will be a fantastic scenario. As long as we don’t see Jar Jar Binks return, it is all good to go with the fans.
The next film Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release on December 15, 2017, and it will be followed by Star Wars: Episode IX on December 20, 2019. The untitled Han Solo spin-off film from the Star Wars franchise is slated to hit the theaters on May 25, 2019.