J.J. Abrams met with George Lucas before writing Star Wars 9.
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The film marks the definitive end of the Skywalker saga.
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That means it's concluding the nine-film arc Lucas began in 1977.
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Abrams felt it'd be good to talk with Lucas and pick his brain for ideas.
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Details of their conversation are unknown, but they may have discussed Palpatine's role in the new movie.
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Palpatine is the overarching villain of all three trilogies, tying them together.
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And it was Lucas who introduced the Darth Plagueis story to the films.
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But all this doesn't mean Lucas was intricately involved with the making of the movie.
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