Audiences are smart -- you don’t have to do much for them to understand, especially with something like Star Wars. All we really wanted to do was say, these are some of the old things that are back, that you love, and there’s new things coming as well that you’re going to fall in love with...
We just tried to be incredibly sparse. If there was a shot that didn’t feel integral or was piece of dialog that didn’t feel like it was telling a particularly important part of the story, then we took it out. We kept shrinking everything back to the most basic fundamental ideas that we thought people would be interested in or intrigued by. It’s really just less is more. For something that has a lot of built-in anticipation, the confidence of doing less shows. People can tell. People can tell when you’re overserving them or trying to convince them, and we resolved from very early on that we weren’t going to try to convince people, we were just gonna give them reasons to buy in on their own.
This movie was kind of a reset, bringing people back to home, with what Star Wars has meant to people, and also saying, now that we have re-established the ties with the original world, and given some creatives to these new characters and introduced them, the story can go anywhere. The story can do anything. And it will...
I’m certainly aware of the progression of the trilogy. It is full of surprises and delightful things. Anybody who thinks they know what is going to happen will be pleasantly surprised to be wrong.
REVENGE OF THE SITH
War! The Republic is crumbling
under attacks by the ruthless
Sith Lord, Count Dooku.
There are heroes on both sides.
Evil is everywhere.
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