'Star Wars: Episode IX' Plot is Going To Involve 'All Out War'

Friday, 23 March 2018 - 7:56PM
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Star Wars: Episode IX
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 7:56PM
'Star Wars: Episode IX' Plot is Going To Involve 'All Out War'
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We know very little about the plot of Star Wars: Episode IX, and frankly, there's a good chance that J.J. Abrams doesn't know too much either. But we do know some things. Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below.

For example, we know that very few characters from the Original Trilogy will be appearing beyond C-3P0, R2-D2 and Chewie, unless Luke Skywalker makes an appearance as a Force ghost (which could be a pretty good bet), or unless Disney finally asks Billy Dee Williams to return as an aging Lando Calrissian (we can only hope). 

But we also know that, true to the Star Wars name, the First Order and the Resistance will be at each other's throats, and Finn himself recently confirmed that it'll be an even bigger struggle than before in Episode IX. In an interview with Star Wars News Net, actor John Boyega explained that while details were slim even at his level, he knows the story is "going to be all out war".

Boyega's full quote is below:

Opening quote
"Next for me, filming-wise, is Star Wars: Episode IX in July, and they've officially given us a note to start training soon. I'm going to take a holiday before that, because I think Episode IX you know, regardless of where the story goes, and I haven't read it by the way, is going to be all out war so I know that I'm going to have to do all I can and train for that."
Closing quote


Again, it's worth noting that Boyega hasn't actually read the story yet, so he probably doesn't know more than basic details that are given to the star of a Star Wars movie. And it's entirely possible that Abrams didn't have too much to say, since he never even told Rian Johnson who Rey's parents were while Johnson was making The Last Jedi - which is partly behind the non-reveal in the movie, but that's going on a tangent.

But this tidbit does tell us one thing: even though the Resistance escaped The Last Jedi with only a fraction of their numbers and zero support from the rest of the galaxy, that's going to change. You can't have "all out war" when one side has a few dozen fighters left, which suggests that Luke Skywalker's holographic humiliation of Kylo Ren might have sparked some hope that the First Order could fall, and more people are coming to the Resistance's aid.



The original script was thrown out after the initial Episode IX director, Colin Trevorrow, was kicked off the project around the time his film The Book of Henry flopped in theaters. But it's tough to imagine any script for the climax of the new trilogy lacking a huge space battle, even if The Last Jedi dropped hints that a war machine like the Resistance/First Order conflict would never lead to peace.

But that was Johnson's idea, not Abrams', so maybe there will be lots of war in the new movie. We'll know next year. 

Star Wars Episode IX is currently slated to come out December 20, 2019.

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