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J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has a pretty clear idea of at least one person who should be involved in the series at some point.
Whether itís in television or on in features, J.J. Abrams has developed a habit of a taking on large fictional worlds and developing them over many years. Of course, the latest venture for the filmmaker is the Star Wars saga, but with many films planned to come out in the next few years, weíve been left wondering exactly how creatively involved he will be with all of the proceedings.
We know that "the Force is strong" in the Skywalker family, but if you were excited to see Leia using the Jedi Mind Trick, you may be disappointed with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Weíre actually days away from a new Star Wars movie. Everybody who grew up with the series is excited, and that includes the young actors who are joining the franchise for the first time.
Midi-chlorians are one of Star Wars fans least favorite elements of that far, far away galaxy. J.J. Abrams revealed how he'll approach the Force, and steer away from midi-chlorians, in The Force Awakens.
Character design plays a huge part in creating and selling the Star Wars universe, and new villain Kylo Ren almost looked like a completely different character.
In the modern blockbuster world, post-credits scenes have become very popular. The films made by Marvel Studios are arguably best known for it, but fun stingers have also been found in the X-Men franchise movies as well as the latest Terminator.
Say what you will about the evilness of the Galactic Empire in Star Wars, but itís hard to argue that they werenít a tremendously organized bunch. Justifiably, many of us figured that this would be an element carried over to The First Order in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but apparently that isnít actually the case.
With all the interviews that have been done for Star Wars: The Force Awakens itís not hard to imagine that some of those interviewed have probably said some things that theyíd like to take back. Now, J.J. Abrams is getting asked to explain himself for something he said recently.
Despite the fact that he guided the franchise from birth, George Lucas didn't have anything to do with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he had a very good reason for sitting this one out.
J.J. Abrams and company recently put the finishing touches on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but over the course of the editing process, one character's contribution may have been greatly trimmed.
Carrie Fisher just revealed the exact amount of weight that she was asked to lose for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while at the same time lamenting the fact that she needed to.
The Star Wars movies are full of scenes that have become iconic and memorable in the 40 years since the series began. Near the top of any list, however, must be the cantina scene from the original film.
J.J Abrams admitted that he turned to a particularly nerdy employee at Lucasfilm to help him with any fact checking all things Star Wars for The Force Awakens.
There's a lot of pressure on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and J.J. Abrams feels that as a fan and a filmmaker. He was so nervous about showing the film off for the first time that he called the whole experience "horrifying."
Many of us got our first introduction to the Star Wars franchise as children. Itís this nostalgia, as much as anything else that built the films into the massive juggernaut that they are today.
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits screens in a couple of weeks fans all over the world are going to pick it apart. For Daisy Ridley, however, it wonít be the first time that her acting was criticized.
J.J. Abrams has taken great pains to separate his Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the prequels, and one way he's accomplished this is in how he staged the lightsaber battles.
Despite being a lifelong Star Wars fan, that is not the only influence director J.J. Abrams brought to the making of The Force Awakens, and some of his inspiration may come as a surprise.
As it turns out, you're not the only one wondering where Luke Skywalker, or at least Mark Hamill has wandered off to. Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams poses the same question in this new video.