It’s been over three months because the launch of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and far of the discourse has not surrounded the movie itself, however the sheer quantity of data that has been pumped out after the very fact in order that audiences can perceive features of the story that the film poorly defined.
The novelization was solely formally printed a few weeks in the past, however launched excerpts and early conference entry have had folks speaking about it for what appears like longer than the movie has really been obtainable. Among the many revelations and clarifications revealed in its pages are affirmation that Palpatine was a clone, Rey’s father was one among his failed clones, Kylo’s ultimate phrases to Rey, the Reylo kiss not being a romantic one, how Rey was in a position to teleport her lightsaber to Kylo, and the way Palpatine survived his obvious loss of life in Return of the Jedi. With this quantity of plot-crucial info and tangential world constructing particulars, it’s seeming greater than ever that the e-book was used to rectify the film’s narrative shortcomings.
The timeline of the novel’s writing is just not clear, and regardless that Rae Carson was introduced as its writer in October 2019, I can inform you from private expertise that churning out a accomplished e-book in two months is a nigh-impossibility – even for wordsmiths whose writing tempo far exceeds my very own glacial capability – even when, as on this case, you’ve acquired the entire story and dialogue mapped out forward of time. As such, the e-book was possible nonetheless being written (or not less than going by way of the modifying course of) when the film was launched and viewers reactions started coming in, that means there was loads of time for Carson to be instructed to make additions that defined all that the movie completely failed do both by way of incompetence or malice, making it much less an growth of the story and extra an train in harm management.
By together with all of the related info in an official tie-in, J.J. Abrams was in a position to fake that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the whole lot it was speculated to be and any complaints followers may need is just a results of their laziness in not in search of out solutions.