J.J. Abrams: Saga finale Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will have 'surprises and some shocks'

The Rise Of Skywalker will see the plucky band of resistance fighters once again try to defeat the sinister military dictatorship known as the First Order. PHOTO: WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES
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LOS ANGELES - Having made one Star Wars film and an enormously successful one at that, you would think director J.J. Abrams had it all figured out for his second go, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

But as Han Solo would say, "that's not how the Force works" - and Abrams tells The Straits Times that while he had a rough plan for the film - the third in the trilogy he launched with his 2015 movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens - it was never cut and dried, especially as he had handed over the story to writer-director Rian Johnson for the second instalment, The Last Jedi (2017).

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