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Chris Terrio confirms none of Colin Trevorrow’s script is in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER



Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm)

It’s no secret that J.J. Abrams was not initially set to direct the film which would become Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The third film in the latest trilogy was originally set to be directed by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Colin Trevorrow.

Now The Rise of Skywalker scriptwriter Chris Terrio (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) has commented on whether elements of Trevorrow’s film were retained for J.J’s version of the film.

While speaking with The Wrap, Terrio confirmed that he and Abrams started from scratch when crafting the Skywalker Saga’s epic conclusion.

“We are both a little superstitious about starting with material that might lead us in a direction that’s different than the one we might’ve gone in naturally,” explained Terrio. “So we didn’t begin with the previous script. There may have been certain elements that we used that had been in the original script and we weren’t aware of it. The Guild makes the determination about those things.”

Despite what his comments may suggest, Terrio confirmed that there is no beef with Trevorrow.

“We didn’t have a bad relationship to Colin’s material,” continued Terrio. “We just didn’t start with it. It’s not a juicy story of intrigue or anything.”

The film will see the return of Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix).

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) will also all return to reprise their iconic roles from previous films.

The late Carrie Fisher will appear via previously unreleased archive footage.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas now!

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