Fans are still talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and for good reason. It harkened back to the original films, all the while creating a new mythology of sorts to build off of. Yet many fans are still talking about the ending, and what it’ll mean going forward. For those who don’t recall (for some reason…), Rey found Luke Skywalker, and gave him his lightsaber back. The film ended with an overhead shot of the two looking at each other. The Force Awakens co-producer Ben Rosenblatt told The Hollywood Reporter why that was the specific ending for the film.
According to Rosenblatt, the ending was decided by the musical score of John Williams, as it “left you with this sweeping emotional epic [feel], and you’re going to see a lot of that in Episode VIII.” He also went on to note that director J.J. Abrams not only put his vision into the film, but also respected what creator George Lucas had done in the previous films as well.
He stated, “Both. It was J.J., but J.J. was honoring George’s original vision. … But J.J. brought his own visual language to the film.”
The Force Awakens has revitalized the Star Wars genre in a big way, and continues to break box office records. The next film, Rogue One, comes out December 18th.