J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: Episode VII

It will be “emotional and authentic”

We haven’t heard from J.J. Abrams in a while now, presumably as he’s hard at work on Star Wars: Episode VII, about which he has broken his recent silence in an interview with EW.

“It’s been nice seeing how important [Star Wars] is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people,” begins Abrams, with something approaching the understatement of the year.

“We all know that [George Lucas'] dream has become almost a religion to some people. I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting [the new film] to feel real; to feel authentic.

“I remember I felt that way when I was 11 years old when I saw the first one. As much of a fairy tale as it was, it felt real. And to me, that is exactly right.”

Needless to say, Abrams is still saying nothing about plot specifics, but he does have a brief comment on the overall mood of the film…

“I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible,” says the director. “Whatever your favourite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.”

Star Wars: Episode VII will open in the UK in 2015.

What do you make of Abrams' comments? Tell us, below!


    • ilikescifi

      Sep 20th 2013, 8:24

      I think it's really great that he plans to make a good movie but PLEASE OMG SHARE SOME REAL DETAILS

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    • davemedlo

      Sep 20th 2013, 9:26

      If it's possible to make this old franchise even whorier than before then Disney are the folks to do it. Why do so many great directors give themselves in to reboots or unnecessary sequels to films they loved as children? Make your own content? Make original material... wasn't enough damage done with the prequels? Let it go. Write some new stories...

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    • chibik

      Sep 20th 2013, 9:50

      The prequel trilogy already trampled some people's memories. I think it'll be interesting to see how the latest trilogy (?) will affect things. Will it be more like episodes 4/5/6, more like 1/2/3, or somehow completely different? Regardless, I love JJ's Star Trek films and look forward to seeing what he can bring to SW.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Sep 20th 2013, 10:20

      I would not want the pressure that JJ must be feeling, but I admire his cahoonas for sticking his neck out. Good luck with this one JJ, all you can do is make the film you want to see.

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    • FilmBuff94

      Sep 21st 2013, 17:31

      As long as you don't direct it.....

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    • crystakura

      Sep 23rd 2013, 11:26

      I feel sorry for JJ Abrams. If he ****s it up he will be hated by millions.

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    • christophercall

      Sep 24th 2013, 0:34

      you can start being authentic by putting people in costumes as aliens instead of cg creatures and building miniatures instead of cg sets and battles.

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