J.J. Abrams Admits 'Star Wars' Sequel Trilogy Wasn't Good and Needed More Planning

“I do think that there’s nothing more important than knowing where you’re going.”

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In a recent interview, J.J. Abrams noted that the Star Wars sequel trilogy didn’t live up to expectations because of a lack of planning.

With 2015’s The Force Awakens, the beloved franchise was reignited with fans anticipating the promised follow-up films. But with the disappointment of 2017’s The Last Jedi and 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker, fans quickly turned on the sequel trilogy that they were once excited for.

According to Abrams while reflecting of the trilogy, “I feel like what I’ve learned as a lesson a few times now, and it’s something that especially in this pandemic year working with writers, the lesson is that you have to plan things as best you can, and you always need to be able to respond to the unexpected.” “And the unexpected can come in all sorts of forms, and I do think that there’s nothing more important than knowing where you’re going.

Continuing to note that he and Lucasfilm should’ve put together a clearer plan of where to end up with the three movies. “You just never really know, but having a plan I have learned—in some cases the hard way—is the most critical thing, because otherwise, you don’t know what you’re setting up.” “You don’t know what to emphasize. Because if you don’t know the inevitable of the story, you’re just as good as your last sequence or effect or joke or whatever, but you want to be leading to something inevitable.”

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