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J.J. Abrams compares Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to The Force Awakens in exclusive new interview in Total Film magazine saying “I found myself doing things that I’m not sure I would have been as daring to do on Episode 7.”

For director J.J. Abrams, the journey has been a long one. The filmmaker was not initially meant to help Episode 9, but returned to the series after Colin Trevorrow stepped away. Speaking to our sister publication Total Film, Abrams compared working on The Rise of Skywalker to Episode 7, The Force Awakens, which reached cinemas four years ago.

You can read the full article, featuring an in-depth look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with quotes from J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Anthony Daniels, in the latest issue of Total Film magazine available from November 15th.

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