JJ Abrams Reveals Favorite Star Wars Prequel Scene
While many fans prefer to take them out of their memories, Star Wars prequels have moments of merit and importance for future franchise filmmakers and JJ Abrams (The Rise of Skywalker), the man responsible for bringing the series back to life. , revealed his favorite scene from the prequel trilogy.
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In an interview with Weekly entertainment, the 53-year-old writer / director has revealed that the crucial moment of the prequels for him comes in the form of Revenge of the Sith, when Ian McDiarmid's Emperor Palpatine discusses the story of Darth Plagueis. The story, called “Sith legend,” says that he was a Dark Lord who lived years before the saga began and that he became so powerful in the ways of the Force that he could create life and keep those he cared for alive. .
Palpatine uses the tale to influence the impressionable Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) in the ways of the Sith, which can be seen in the player below!
"There's something about this scene," says Abrams. "There are only two people sitting there. It's visually interesting. But I think Ian's performance is spectacular."
Abrams crediting his favorite prequel scene involving McDiarmid's Palpatine, is an interesting choice, as the actor must reprise the previously dead character in the upcoming closing of the Skywalker saga, The Rise of Skywalker, which will hit theaters next month.
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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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