J.J. Abrams gives a rare update on the Star Wars movies while promoting Almost Human, the new science-fiction series that stars Karl Urban, mentioning he wants to keep them as real as possible.
When questioned which of the previous Star Wars movies Episode VII could most be compared to, Abrams doesn't have an answer, which depending on how you look at it could be a good or bad thing.
Abrams tells EW:
It's impossible for me to say because it’s going to be an evolving thing. 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.
Abrams then goes on to comment on whether or not he has taken any advice from the Star Wars fans with mention how he felt watching the movies as a younger child (Abrams is a huge Star Wars fan):
It’s been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [creator 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.
This is the most we have heard officially about Star Wars in sometime. There have been lots of rumors ranging from actors being cast and not cast, to production locations being moved to the U.S., to spinoff movies featuring original characters, to just about everything you can think of. Hopefully we get some concrete details sooner rather than later, but J.J. is the type of director that likes to keep things close to his chest, so we might be have to take what we are given with those rumors for at least the immediate future.
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