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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ didn’t have any test screenings, apparently

I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

“Rise of Skywalker” director J.J. Abrams said in a recent interview that the upcoming film didn’t have any test screenings.
“Rise of Skywalker” director J.J. Abrams said in a recent interview that the upcoming film didn’t have any test screenings.
Screenshot, “Star Wars” trailer

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” apparently didn’t have any test screenings ahead of its debut earlier this month, according to the film’s director J.J. Abrams.

Abrams told Esquire in a recent interview that the film’s release later this month will be the first time that anyone has seen it — other than those involved with the film and, probably, their families.

“Of course I’ve shown it at a friends and family screening, but we’ve never done like a test screening,” Abrams told Esquire.

One rumor earlier this year suggested test screenings for the film were a disaster before Disney CEO Bob Iger asked George Lucas to fix the film. However, if there were no test screenings, then apparently that would prove to be a false rumor.

But, as Abrams revealed to Esquire, no one has seen the final version of the movie.

“Sure, I mean the final, final? No,” he said.

He added: “I have not even gotten to see the final product.”