Chris Terrio, the writer of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has spoken about how difficult it is to find the right balance when it comes to Star Wars’ screenplays.
Making a Star Wars film is never easy and the pressure was even bigger when it came to finishing off the entire saga with The Rise of Skywalker.
This was the exact task ahead of writer Chris Terrio who revealed in The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (via Business Insider) how he was a perfectionist with the script, constantly rewriting to make sure that it had the right balance expected of a Star Wars movie:
“It’s like a tide. There’s a new script every morning. But we just keep going at it and going at it, loosely thinking that it’s not good enough. It’s never good enough.
“Luckily, the production team is so good that they can shift and adjust. We’re course-correcting as we go – we’re trying things, and some things don’t work and some things aren’t ambitious enough. Some things are overly ambitious. Some things are too dense. Some things are too simple. Some things are too nostalgic. Some things are too out-of-left-field. We’re finding our balance.”
Terrio also added he never rewrote a script more times than with Episode IX, such was his dedication to getting it right.
Right now, to get our Star Wars fix, fans are having to look to the new season of The Clone Wars and hope that The Mandalorian keeps to its planned release this autumn.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).