• J.J. Abrams met with George Lucas before writing Star Wars 9. 1 / 9

  • The film marks the definitive end of the Skywalker saga. 2 / 9

  • That means it's concluding the nine-film arc Lucas began in 1977. 3 / 9

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  • Abrams felt it'd be good to talk with Lucas and pick his brain for ideas. 4 / 9

  • Details of their conversation are unknown, but they may have discussed Palpatine's role in the new movie. 5 / 9

  • Palpatine is the overarching villain of all three trilogies, tying them together. 6 / 9

  • And it was Lucas who introduced the Darth Plagueis story to the films. 7 / 9

  • But all this doesn't mean Lucas was intricately involved with the making of the movie. 8 / 9

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