Although “Release the J.J. Cut” was trending on Twitter recently, Greg Grunberg — star of The Rise of Skywalker and friend of J.J. Abrams — says there isn’t one.
Greg Grunberg has been friends with J.J. Abrams for years, and because of that, he’s appeared in many of Abrams’ works. From Lost to Star Trek, and now Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, they’ve been through it all with each other.
That means that, as friends, the two know a lot about one another — and that if anyone would know about a J.J. Cut of The Rise of Skywalker, it’d probably be Grunberg! The problem? According to Grunberg, it doesn’t seem likely that there is any other cut than the one we saw in cinemas.
Talking about Star Wars right now is a hot topic because everyone has a lot of feelings about it, especially if they didn’t particularly love what happened in The Rise of Skywalker. So when fans hoped for the J.J. Cut, they hoped that it would prove that Disney had some kind of input into the final production that we saw in the theaters. Grunberg’s words have pretty much killed that hope.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Grunberg talked about how he and Abrams would frequently discuss the progress that was happening with The Rise of Skywalker and how the only things cut from the movie were the typically cut things that happen in a final cut.
“I talked to J.J. as friends throughout the entire process,” Grunberg said. “Every night, I’d be like, ‘How’s it going?’ Every time, he was so positive. I’m being completely honest here, but not once did he ever tell me that there was any pressure on him to cut things out. It’s part of the creative process, obviously.”
Unfortunately, that makes it look like we’re not going to see a director’s cut of the film. Still, the important thing to know is that no matter what your feelings are on The Rise Of Skywalker, we can still love the franchise and hope for the best in the next installments.
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