Jodie Houser discusses her work on the forthcoming Marvel Comics adaptation of The Rise of Skywalker over at StarWars.com, a release with a rich heritage that runs right back to the very first million-selling Star Wars comic from Marvel in 1977.
Jody Houser: I think one of the great things about adaptations in other mediums is you do get the chance to build out elements of the story there may not have been time or a place for on the screen. Giving light to new scenes gives the creators in these other mediums a chance to add to the story, rather than just translating it for the page.
StarWars.com: The Rise of Skywalker is a big movie, in the sense that a lot happens in each and every scene from start to finish. Does that make an adaptation challenging?
Jody Houser: Adaptations are always a challenge, because you have to balance what you’re showing, what you’re adding, and what you’re leaving out. With such a big movie working to wrap up so much story, that’s definitely an added level of difficulty.