Editors for Abrams’ Star Wars movies have not too long ago spoken out in regards to the difficulties Johnson prompted them. Mary Jo Markey, who works continuously as an editor alongside Abrams, joined the Mild the Fuse podcast (through CinemaBlend) alongside together with her co-editor on The Drive Awakens, Maryann Brandon — and the 2 had lots to say.

When requested if The Final Jedi‘s narrative shift affected The Rise of Skywalker, Markey — who acquired an Academy Award nomination for The Drive Awakens and co-edited The Final Jedi, however did not work on The Rise of Skywalker – was fairly clear. She said, “It is very unusual to have the second movie so consciously undo the storytelling of the primary one. I am sorry — that is what it felt like. I do not even really feel that is true in regards to the third movie. It took the place the second movie ended and simply tried to inform a narrative. I did not really feel prefer it was consciously attempting to undo — it simply did not really feel that approach to me.”

Brandon then chimed in to agree with Markey, saying of The Final Jedi, “It is a utterly totally different tackle the Star Wars saga. To Rian’s credit score, he caught to what he wished to do. He wished to deconstruct the saga and open it as much as go a distinct course. That’s the movie he made. I do know it is controversial. Is not that sort of good in a method? You herald new parts. That is why I say I really feel very a lot in hindsight that the trilogy, the final a part of the trilogy, wanted one imaginative and prescient.”

She then added that The Final Jedi is “actually polarizing,” and that she believes it was “laborious” for Abrams and The Rise of Skywalker co-writer Chris Terrio to “resolve what to do [after] with it.” Brandon summed it up with a metaphor: “It is like if somebody wrote the center of your novel. Now how do you get the top of the novel?”