It is, after all, the final chapter in this Sequel Trilogy – which, incidentally, began with Abrams and The Force Awakens in 2015 – so the onus is on Disney and Lucasfilm to deliver a satisfying conclusion to what is arguably one of the most beloved film sagas of the modern era. No pressure, then.
Still, according to Poe Dameron himself, Oscar Isaac, Episode IX stands a good chance of succeeding simply because it’s so different and “so distinct” from previous Star Wars movies. That’s particularly reassuring when you consider that The Force Awakens was largely criticized for rehashing core story elements from A New Hope, and here, Isaac tells MTV’s Happy Sad Confused exactly why Star Wars: Episode IX will live up to the hype.
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