We’re still on a massive “Star Wars” high from seeing “The Force Awakens,” and Episode VIII is only a year and a half away, but we can already start getting pumped for Episode IX!
The director of Episode IX, Colin Trevorrow, recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight, where he talks about how he’s going about writing the ninth chapter of the “Star Wars” saga, and the importance of Rey’s parentage after hearing all the fan theories out there about them.
You can check out what he had to say about Episode IX below, in the article from Entertainment Tonight:
“I’ve seen all of the theories. “I have to practice how to answer these questions.”
“We’re going to make sure that that answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying.
“Rey is a character that is important in this universe, not just in the context of The Force Awakens, but in the entire galaxy. She deserves it. We’ll make sure that that answer is something that feels like it was something that happened a long time ago, far away, and we’re just telling you what happened.”
“What’s interesting is I’m not creating ahost of new characters. I have a lot of characters that people really love that we’re going to make sure are all honored. No one’s going to be left behind.”
Though he says he has yet to speak with original Star Wars stars Hamill and Carrie Fisher, Trevorrow wants their presence to be even greater in his film, revealing he can’t wait “tofind new places that we can take those characters.”
“They are icons, but they’re also people that have suffered tremendous loss and challenge over the course of all these films.”
“Episode IX is something that needs to honor a story that’s been told over a period of 40 years. I don’t want to ignore any of it, and I respect all of it. It’s something I think the fan base is going to embrace.”
This is what I love to hear! While we still have plenty of time to speculate on who Rey’s parents are, it is encouraging, for me anyway, to hear that it is important, and will hopefully be as satisfying as Colin Trevorrow says it will. But now that begs the question, we will find out who’s Rey’s parents are in Episode VIII, or Episode IX?
But what I really loved from his quotes here is how he doesn’t want to ignore any part of the “Star Wars” story that has been told over the past 40 years, and that he is going to embrace it. That was refreshing to hear after we’ve heard so much about Episode VII mainly just following in the footsteps of the original trilogy. And what I’m hoping for from Episodes VIII & IX, is that we get movies that build upon all seven of the previous “Star Wars” films, and it’s looking like that will be the case.
For more from Colin Trevorrow, be sure to head on over to Entertainment Tonight, where they also have a video of the interview they conducted with him.