The Last Jedi’s Rey & Poe Scene Was Original Star Wars 9 Director’s Idea


It was Colin Trevorrow’s thought to have Rey and Poe Dameron meet on the finish of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Trevorrow, who’s greatest identified for engaged on Jurassic World, was initially supposed to put in writing and direct Star Wars 9. He and his writing companion Derek Connolly left the undertaking because of “inventive variations” earlier than it was handed over to J.J. Abrams. The Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to launch subsequent month with Trevorrow and Connolly retaining story credit score.

There have been a number of revisions to the sequel trilogy since Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ launch in 2015. That movie, which was written and directed by Abrams, served as the primary a part of a proposed 3-person inventive relay race; Rian Johnson continued The Force Awakens’ story with The Last Jedi and Colin Trevorrow would proceed The Last Jedi’s story with Star Wars 9. Unlike the unique Star Wars trilogy, Disney gave inventive autonomy to every author/director; for instance, Abrams conceived The Force Awakens with sure story threads in thoughts, concepts which Johnson didn’t essentially need to honor.

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Speaking with Empire, Trevorrow opened up about a few of his enter within the franchise. In explicit, Trevorrow mentions a dialogue he had with Johnson a couple of scene he thought ought to be included in The Last Jedi. The scene is one close to the very finish of the movie and depicts Rey and Poe assembly for the primary time. “I simply requested Rian if he may embrace slightly second the place Rey and Poe meet for the primary time,” Trevorrow mentioned. “They’re such beloved characters, it felt proper for them to have some historical past within the subsequent film. I believed the best way he did it was good.

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Any extra enter Trevorrow has had within the franchise is being stored beneath wraps, very like the remainder of the story. What we do know is The Rise of Skywalker’s closing script resulted in a really totally different film than the one Trevorrow would have made. Star Wars 9’s story has been reworked by Abrams and his writing companion Chris Terrio to incorporate a personality Trevorrow by no means even envisioned would return: the Emperor, who’s inclusion was Abram’s thought. Rumors surrounding Trevorrow’s departure counsel his first draft wasn’t as much as snuff, nevertheless, the director doesn’t appear to harbor any laborious feeling and seems humbled by the half he’s performed in Star Wars historical past. “I’m grateful to JJ for embracing a few of our concepts,” mentioned Trevorrow. “It’s thrilling that followers will get to see the moments that felt important to all of us.”

It’s curious Trevorrow would seek advice from moments which felt important whereas additionally discussing Rey and Poe’s assembly. One may infer his need to determine historical past between the 2 earlier than the trilogy’s closing chapter may imply one thing for the character’s futures. Rey’s actress, Daisy Ridley, has mentioned she would not assume there must be any romance in The Rise of Skywalker however that does not essentially imply it will not occur. It’s protected to say Rey and Poe could have extra scenes collectively and play a pivotal function in The Last Jedi’s finale.

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Source: Empire

Key Release Dates

  • Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) launch date: Dec 20, 2019


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