JJ Abrams speaks of his departure from the Star Wars franchise after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

JJ Abrams has long been one of the biggest minds behind the Star Wars films.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: December 23, 2019 15:02 IST
JJ Abrams speaks of his departure from the Star Wars franchise after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Ever since JJ Abrams joined in the Star Wars franchise to direct the films, fans have always had mixed opinions about the results. Only last week Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker released to a worldwide audience. While the film is definitely a commercial success and is being praised for its visual spectacle, it received a lot of mixed reviews.

 
When asked about his role in the future of Star Wars films the filmmaker said, "I mean, it’s funny, I think I need to be more present at the moment because the truth is it’ll be over in a flash. This crew and this cast have been the most amazing I’ve ever known, so I feel very lucky to have gotten to come back. And sad that I won’t be working with them again."
 
Abrams earlier wanted to exit the franchise after directing Episode VII: The Force Awakens. But when Disney offered him the position to direct Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, he joined in. For Abrams, the latest film was his touch of everything that he ever wanted to bring to the franchise as a whole. The filmmaker said firmly that this is definitely the final time that he is in the director's chair for a Star Wars film.
 
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Issac, Adam Driver, and John Boyega and is currently in theatres.




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