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Matt McGloin

Good News: No Midi-Chlorians For Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Video)


J.J. Abrams particpated in a quick Q&A about Star Wars: The Force Awakens while attending the Red Carpet premiere of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, of which he is a producer, and offered a few tidbits.

Abrams told MTV that a rough cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens exists, but wouldn't give a specific length, only stating a rough cut could be anywhere from one and a half hours to four hours.

Worth a note is that Abrams let it be known Midi-chlorians are not mentioned at all in the movie. George Luas used Midi-chlorians in the prequels to explain why The Force exists in that they are microscopic life forms that live symbiotically inside the cells of all living things. It's safe to say, the explanation didn't go over well with most Star Wars fans.

Check out more above, which includes some fun questions ranging from Chewbacca getting shaved to whether Abrams regrets being there.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: