On December 20th Star Wars Episode 9 the Rise of Skywalker, the so-called final chapter in the Skywalker Saga, will hit theaters. The tradition (that began after Episode 4 hit in 1977) of speculation, talking about rumors, and theories about what to expect in the next film has hit a fever pitch for Rise of Skywalker. But what makes it different this time? Unfortunately, rumors are being reported as fact and most rumors are invented with the purpose of hurting the film.
Here, I’m going to debunk a few of those rumors with facts of my own. These facts of course, come from a real and reliable source and do not need to be taken with “a grain of salt” because they’re real.
There’s a George Lucas cut of the film.
100% false. Although I love George Lucas and I wish that somehow he could one day come back and direct one more Star Wars Trilogy that everyone would love, my sources are telling me that Lucas had no involvement in the direction or writing of the Rise of Skywalker.
There have been massive reshoots that cost at the range of 300 million dollars.
This is also 100% false. The extent of reshoots in the film are extremely minimal and almost insignificant. Nothing out of the realm we see for any other film with a large budget.
There are three different cuts of the film. Some fake news outlets are saying 6.
Well, I’m here to tell you that according to my real source the studio is extremely happy with the ONE cut of the film they are releasing.
This one I discussed with Popcorn Planet (video below). Lucasfilm does not host public test screenings. Not only is that the truth for this film, but it’s been the truth for the previous installments in the franchise.
So there you go friends. A few facts that have been dropped on this article. Let’s all hope that on December 19th The Rise of Skywalker satisfies everyone.
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.
Release date: December 20, 2019 (USA)
Director: J.J. Abrams
Story by: George Lucas
Screenplay: J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio