Since the beginning of the Star Wars franchise, one of its greatest mysteries has been that of the Force itself -- the energy field that surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together, as explained by Obi-Wan Kenobi. Little has been truly learned of this mystical entity throughout four decades of stories, however. But Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-writer Chris Terrio promises the upcoming film will finally address the longstanding mystery.
“How strong is the Force?" posited Terrio, explaining how he and director J.J. Abrams would hash out the mystery. "It sounds a little simple, but actually when you get down to it, that is a sort of Zen Koan that we would really meditate on –- not literally in yoga poses or anything, but like we would discuss, ‘What is the Force and how strong is the Force?' Those two things were really important.”
The Force has been drawn upon by Jedi and Sith alike in the films and related media, and sometimes even by other characters with often unexplained connections to it. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace postulated some degree of physical connection, as Anakin Skywalker -- who became Darth Vader -- was revealed to be conceived by the Force itself. Former skeptic Han Solo acknowledged its existence in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but its true nature has remained largely unexplored, at least within the context of the films.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the final entry in the Skywalker saga, and would serve as a logical forum to explain the mystery behind the Force once and for all.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives on December 20.
(Via Empire Online)