So, it’s been name dropped in other threads, but I don’t see an official thread yet to discuss IX prerelease and what not, speculate on whether the title should be “Kylo Ren’s Big Adventure” or “Rose and Finn and The Underworlds of Coruscant”...ya know, super serious stuff. http://amp.timeinc.net/nme/blogs/th...ode-9-release-date-trailer-1961269?source=dam The link above gives a clear summary of what we do know, and frankly it’s very little. A few points from the recesses of my mind: 1. I am really wondering how they will resolve the Leia situation. An offscreen death just reeks of stink, and they already confirmed that Carrie Fisher will not get the Tarkin treatment. Maybe they’d be willing to splice dialogue together to give her speaking lines, perhaps over the com to Poe or Rey (“may the force be with you”) and keep her alive? Has there been any confirmation if she could be recast? 2. Rey’s parentage is open to exploration according to Rian in the link above. No, this isn’t forlorn hope that we get a retcon that Rey is the granddaughter of Kit Fisto, but they may look into her heritage more. I think an interesting concept, in harmony with Luke’s thoughts on the old Jedi, is to maybe have her parents be maverick Jedi who left the order due to fundamental disagreements and stayed safe from the purge, but descended into darker behaviors (the drunkenness as Kylo mentioned) and eventually left their only child on Jakku. Keep in mind Rian himself said in the article: “He also suggested that Kylo Ren’s revelation to Rey might not have been entirely true: “With all of these movies, Obi-Wan’s whole speech about a certain point of view always applies, so I think that you have to always think about the context of how information is given. But for me, dramatically, that’s why that reveal at that moment made sense.” So he left the door open for JJ to add a little flair or slightly change her story, but I think that (and I hope) that they don’t go for the grandiose. 3. With JJ directing, is there any doubt this film may be similar to RoTJ, as he did with TFA paying “homage” to ANH? Those are just my thoughts.