Kinda confused by the article but essentially, certain directors didn’t get to direct simply because they weren’t part of the round table discussion during TFA’s drafting process and beyond? Does that mean Rian Johnson was part of those meetings? And if they wanted different directors, why is J.J. back other than being easy to work with?
Rise of Skywalker still weirds me out as a title of a movie that’s going to be the last film in the Skywalker saga. Sounds more like a beginning. Anakin Skywalker fell in the prequels, Luke Skywalker rose to Jedi Knight in the originals. Leia is the only Skywalker left in the film, at least in the flesh, along with Ben. But by this point, the Skywalkers have already risen to some form of high status in their respective fields. What more does this bloodline have to rise to and from?