J.J. Abrams wants original Star Wars cuts restored
Since George Lucas fiddled with the original Star Wars trilogy, there has been a huge outcry from fans looking forward to the release of the original versions. You know, the versions Han shoots first? The version in which Vader doesn't shout "Noooooo" before throwing the Emperor to his disgrace? Well, as it turns out, J.J. Abrams is there with you. And while the Rise of Skywalker director respects Lucas's overview, he believes the audience deserves the original versions as well.
I think that's what George Lucas wanted, "said Abrams Now this"And that's what he did, and that's why I respect it, although I also feel that there's something about the original theatrical version that was, for many people, what they loved most. And so, you know, it would be great to have this available to a common audience. ”
Unfortunately, there are many reasons why Abrams does not "fully understand" that would make this almost impossible. Does not matter. Fans have a new Star Wars movie to look forward to next week!
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Cast members returning to The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy RidleyAdam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong & # 39; Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings) and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using unreleased scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In addition to directing, Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin as executive producer. Composer John Williams, who has marked every chapter of the Star Wars saga since 1977, will return to a galaxy far away from Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is slated for release on December 20th.
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