Star Wars director J.J. Abrams says he's 'not screwing around' with Rise Of Skywalker: 'Endings are the things that scare me the most'

It's a monumental task for anyone.

And director J.J. Abrams has admitted that he's 'not screwing around' with the ninth and final movie in the Star Wars franchise - Rise Of Skywalker.

'Endings are the things that scare me the most,' the 53-year-old told EW on Friday.

Scroll down for videos 

Daunting task: 'Endings are the thing that scare me the most,' Star Wars: Episode IX - Rise Of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams admitted on Friday

Daunting task: 'Endings are the thing that scare me the most,' Star Wars: Episode IX - Rise Of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams admitted on Friday

'But we also were very much aware this is the end of the trilogy and it needs to satisfy. We went into this thing knowing it has to be an ending.' 

And J.J., who helmed 2015's A Force Awakens, continued: 'This is about bringing this thing to a close in a way that is emotional and meaningful and also satisfying in terms of actually answering [as many] questions as possible.' 

'So if years from now, someone's watching these movies, all nine of them, they're watching a story that is as cohesive as possible.'

Taking action: Daisy Ridley as Rey leads her band on her epic quest in the final movie in the Skywalker  franchise

Taking action: Daisy Ridley as Rey leads her band on her epic quest in the final movie in the Skywalker  franchise

J.J. took over the film from director Colin Trevorrow, who was reportedly removed by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for creative differences.

Although this ends the main Skywalker Saga, there are many more intergalactic adventures planned with spin-offs being prepped,

TV series The Mandalorian will hit the Disney Plus streaming service in November.

Facing their foe: Adam Driver as Kylo Ren wields his light sabre as John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey look on

Facing their foe: Adam Driver as Kylo Ren wields his light sabre as John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey look on

The final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise Of Skywalker will debut on Monday.

The epic sci-fi movie, starring Make Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and the late Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa in archivale footage, is due out on December 20.

Creator George Lucas started the franchise in 1977 with the original Star Wars that was renamed Star Wars: Episode IV -  A New Hope after he released a three-film prequel.

Not long to wait: The final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise Of Skywalker will debut on Monday with the movie hitting the big screen on December 20

Not long to wait: The final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise Of Skywalker will debut on Monday with the movie hitting the big screen on December 20

 

J.J. Abrams says he's 'not screwing around' with Rise Of Skywalker that ends Star Wars franchise

The comments below have not been moderated.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

We are no longer accepting comments on this article.