Will Ep. IX “Tie It All Together?”

Well, that’s what some Redditor claims:

Apparently they’ve had no interference from Kathleen or Pablo or the Lucasfilm Story Group. 9 is also the film which unites all three trilogies and brings everything together. That’s all they would tell me.”

“I worry a little bit that the questions I was asking were too leading. I was speaking to Chris and he was talking about the OT. I said about how I grew up with the PT and the prequels were my entry point into Star Wars. I asked about elements of the PT coming into 9 and Chris said about how 9 unites all of it. He said 9 definitely makes it feel like they’re all happening in the same universe, and there would be PT elements in 9. They could be visual or thematic – he didn’t overtly say that there would be returning planets or characters from the PT or anything.”

We’ll see about that. Just the other day I asked myself if the prequels added depth and dimension to the OT, what will the sequels add to the previous six besides “more stuff?”


16 Responses to “Will Ep. IX “Tie It All Together?””

  1. Moose Says:

    In my mind (if you take TFA and R1 as canon – I do not) they have taken away from the OT. TFA undid the various victories of ROTJ (personal and political) and R1 reduced the “one in a million” quality of Luke’s Death Star shot.

    These Disney Star Wars endeavors remind me of the words at the opening of the new Gong Show: “Turn on your telly, turn off your mind, we’re just here for funzies.”

  2. ljones1966 Says:

    About Luke’s “one in a million” shot that destroyed the Death Star, that would not have happened if the Rebel Alliance had not received the plans to the weapon in the first place. So, I don’t really agree that “Rogue One” had reduced that moment from “A New Hope”.

    He said 9 definitely makes it feel like they’re all happening in the same universe, and there would be PT elements in 9.

    I don’t understand this comment. What was he trying to say? That previous STAR WARS movies didn’t seem as if they were all in the same universe? Or that “Episode IX” will be the movie to accomplish this? I don’t get it.

    • Moose Says:

      I definitely see your point and I know many folks feel the same way.
      It is probably me just splitting hairs, but it just seems more mythological for Luke to exploit the Death Star’s own Achilles’ heel as opposed to an “outwardly” installed self-destruct.

      • LastM (@westm6570) Says:

        I agree with you, Moose. By saying it’s built in, it destroys the “one in a million” – I NEVER saw that as a plot hole. Also, there was a whole strand in fandom of people saying “Oh, the Rogue One people did all the work while Luke just flew in to get the glory.” It was disgusting, frankly.

  3. fundhund Says:

    To me that sounds like they would take the Snoke = Plagueis route. But if they do, it won´t tie together anything, but instead turn the whole story of the prequels (and to some degree the OT as well) into some kind of sidenote .

  4. LastM (@westm6570) Says:

    I honestly have to laugh at the idea that JJ Abrams will actually have to END something. Finally, Mr. Mystery Box has to finish a task.

    At the same time, I’m sad that he gets to “finish” it when it’s George Lucas who should have that honor.

    If anyone is a Doctor Who fan, I feel that they’ll turn Rey into something like Clara was – retconned into being throughout the saga and being the one who “holds it together” and influences everything. Not Anakin. Not Luke.

    It’s disheartening. Not that I’m going to even see it, unless 8 is some sort of magic game changer and I doubt even then. But unlike books in the EU, I will not be able to avoid it. It will be non stop, wall to wall clickbait articles and books and comics until we’re all sick of Star Wars and Disney goes onto the new shiny. But the damage will be done.

    My hope is that the Sequel Trilogy is treated as Godfather III in a few years.

  5. Kingpun Says:

    “The movie will tie it all together.”

    So it’s a Revenge of the Sith remake? 😀

  6. Branislav Marček Says:

    They should have properly tying it all together from the start. Too late starting now.

    • Branislav Marček Says:

      If they really wanted to tie all “three trilogies” and really build upon all the original six films they could, I don´t know, have the story being about the Rebel Alliance restoring the Republic and the Jedi Order, bringing piece and justice back to the galaxy, and keeping the Force in balance.

      Or even better, they could keep Lucas as a story consultant and his Episodes VII, VIII and IX story, which was most probably going to be exactly about what I just wrote above anyway. There´s probably a reasons why he put the Jedi temple and the Senate headquarters to the Coruscant celebration shot for the 2004 DVD cut of Return of the Jedi even though both the Jedi Order and the Senate are long gone by that time.

  7. Dave S Says:

    My fear is that whatever prequel ties The Last Jedi might contain will be undone or ignored in Episode IX. One podracer flag was too much for JJ in TFA.

  8. Princesselwen Says:

    The problem is that sometimes plot holes in earlier stories are excused by saying ‘the sequels will explain that.’ It doesn’t always work.

    • Branislav Marček Says:

      It´s a BS argument. We don´t need to wait until seeing Episodes V and VI to understand what´s happening in Episode IV and how that relates to Episodes I, II and III. Neither do we need to see II-VI in order to understand what´s going on in Episode I.

      There are no weird inconsistencies and gaps in continuity between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope that have to be explained in subsequent films or any ancillary tie-in material. Lucas purposefully wrote the films in such a way that each new chapter of the story builds upon and already makes sense withing the context of what was set up in the previous chapters and actually moves the story forwards .

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