The director said George Lucas, creator of the saga, had a plan for the series, but was open to flexibility. That didn't mean he had a list of "payoffs" he had to wedge into the film, though, he said.
"We also were very much aware this is the end of the trilogy and it needs to satisfy," Abrams told EW in an interview to be published in November. "We went into this thing knowing it has to be an ending. We're not screwing around."
"This is about bringing this thing to a close in a way that is emotional and meaningful and also satisfying in terms of actually answering [as many] questions as possible," said Abrams, who also directed 2015's. "So if years from now, someone's watching these movies, all nine of them, they're watching a story that is as cohesive as possible."
Let's hope he's right. Fans might find out more on Monday, as rumors abound that a.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens globally on Dec. 20. What would a satisfying ending look like for you?