2015 is going to be one epic year for film. While promoting his new Bad Robot series "Almost Human", we were lucky enough to get a little "Star Wars" tidbit from fanboy favorite J.J. Abrams. Leaving Captain Kirk and the "Star Trek" crew to reunite us with Han Solo and the galaxy far, far away, Abrams discusses his authentic approach and the the importance of introducing more films to fans the right way.
Abrams stated, "It’s been nice seeing how important ['Star Wars'] is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. 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."
While Abrams wouldn't quite pinpoint a tone or vibe to his new installment, he did say "it’s going to be an evolving thing". He continued, "I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible. Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective."
As felt in his "Star Trek" films, it's clear that Abrams takes the material for "Star Wars" and the diehard built in fans, very seriously. He's exactly the kind of man we want at the helm to expand our beloved Universe. I hope.
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