- Mar 15, 2018
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Reality check: You claimed Johnson threw out Abrams' plan. If Abrams didn't have an answer, it's literally impossible for Johnson to have thrown it out.No, it wasn't. Daisy Ridley confirmed this in various interviews, like claiming that her character's parentage shifted because Abram's didn't know what he wanted to do with it.Quick reality check: Not only was TLJ consistent with TFA, but Johnson's script was finished prior to TFA being completed and Abrams made changes to TFA to accommodate the TLJ script.
Here's a good single source for this:
Before TFA was even released, Abrams gave an interview in 2015 stating that: "Rian has asked for a couple of things here and there that he needs for his story. He is an incredibly accomplished filmmaker and an incredibly strong writer. So the story he told took what we were doing and went in the direction that he felt was best but that is very much in line with what we were thinking as well."
Abrams also gives an interview in 2019 after TLJ is released stating that, "It was a complete unknown scenario. I had some gut instincts about where the story would have gone."
So before TFA even came out, they knew what VIII was going to be and they were making changes to TFA to coordinate with the story of VIII. And vice versa. That is the definition of a plan.
Now you're talking about box office. How is the box office receipts of Solo supposed to demonstrate that TLJ threw out a plan which you claim never existed?The 'disjunction' is what TLJ caused, you can see that when Solo bombed. The problem is that every sees that TLJ made money, so they assume that it was considered good.
(Hint: It doesn't.)
To be clear: Literally nothing I've said here is a value judgment of the films. They are simply factual statements about how the films were made.