The first trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” led to much excitement with a couple of reveals, most notably the return of a certain cackling Emperor from the earlier trilogies.
Over the weekend, filmmaker Kevin Smith spoke about his brief experience with the film to IGN and has stirred some more excitement. Smith revealed that following his heart attack, he was invited to the set of the new movie by director J.J. Abrams.
Whilst there, he heard talk of one set he needed to see and he was going to, until Abrams told him not to because it contained something that he needs to see with an audience:
“I got to hang out and be there on set and there was a scuttlebutt about a set there on Pinewood. A big set that they were like, ‘You have to see this. When you see it, it’ll melt your mind.’ And I was like, ‘What was it?’ and they were like, ‘Ask J.J.’ And so I asked J.J., ‘They keep telling me I should see the set,’ and he goes, ‘Don’t.’ I said, ‘Why?’ and he said, ‘It’s the last shot of the movie.’
So I was like, ‘Well now I really wanna see it,’ and he goes, ‘You don’t want this spoiled. You wanna be in a theater when this happens, trust me.’ And then other people on the crew were like, ‘Bro, I wish I hadn’t seen it. I’m glad I did, but it will melt your mind.'”
The comments come as some tie-in comic news to the film also hit over the weekend. Charles Soule is penning the four-issue “Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren” which will reveal the backstory to the Knights of Ren who are expected to feature much more in the new film than any of the previous ones where they’ve only been briefly glimpsed.
Ethan Sacks meanwhile will pen a four-issue miniseries serving as a direct prequel to the new film. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” arrives in theaters on December 20th.
— IGN (@IGN) July 20, 2019