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Salem said:Hahaha, strange as it sounds I wouldn’t put it past him. That’s the most trying part of enjoying this ride. Knowing J.J. is back in episode IX. What was the point in switching writers only to throw him back in? I feel the story is already damaged and perhaps going in the original direction, going backwards were something in his mind, will prove a little cheap. Surprise, super Snoke is Dr Manhattan!
If Rian had been given a blank slate, something to retool the series, I only wish that scenario been done from the beginning. Or perhaps J.J. had nothing in mind, only good starting points. Looking at you Lost.
Yeah, giving it back to a chameleon like JJ now is almost the worst decision they could make, unless Johnson did him a favor freeing his hands while leaving them bloodless. Well... that's not entirely true, JJ could have laid all the groundwork in concrete himself if he wanted (and they almost did in several cases), but chose not to for whatever reason (Mystery! *THUD* LOST), so he sort of abdicated his responsibilities to the story there unless he truly wanted to leave it open for the next team.
Nevertheless, if he reverse-reverses course after the events of this film, it wouldn't be any more jarring or gimmicky than all the foreshadowing in TFA that's been left moot, other than this is the direction they need to eventually go anyway and now it's done (and Daisy Ridley doesn't want to play Rey anymore after IX anyway). I mean, this was a vision based on a lie perpetrated by an evil dark lord, so who knows? Kylo was lying or tricked too, etc whatever. That ending pretty well salted the earth though, so you either gotta go with it now or give it big WELL, FUCK YOU TOO back!