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Speaking with Collider, JJ Abrams was asked to comment on the Star wars Sequel Trilogy and whether or not he thinks he would have benefited from a plan in place from the start.
I’ve been involved in a number of projects that have been – in most cases series – that have ideas that start the thing where you feel like you know where it’s going to go, and sometimes it’s an actor coming in, other times it’s a relationship that as it’s written doesn’t quite work out, and the things that you think are going to be so well received as to crash and crash. burn and other things that you think of like, “Oh, that’s a little while” or “That’s a- the character of the episode” suddenly becomes an extremely important part of the story. I feel like what I’ve learned as a lesson a few times now, and it’s something that, especially in this pandemic year, is working with writers [has become clear]The lesson is that you have to plan things the best you can, and you should always be able to react to the unexpected. And the unexpected can take all kinds of forms, and I think there is nothing more important than knowing where you are going.
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As JJ Abrams mentioned, it’s hard to guess how particular items will be received by the audience, so it’s important to be able to be flexible with any plan you want. do have, but he also said that it is ” learned the hard way“It is better to have a plan than not to have one at all.” “You never really know, but having a plan that I’ve learned – in some cases the hard way – is the most critical thing, because otherwise you don’t know what you’re putting in place,“Abrams explained. “You don’t know what to focus on. Because if you don’t know the inevitable of the story, you’re as good as your last streak or effect or joke or whatever, but you want to lead to something inevitable. »