The announcement of J.J. Abrams being brought on to helm Star Wars: Episode VII has been a very controversial decision. His previous involvement in Star Trek has caused many to begrudge his hiring on Star Wars, but as he puts it himself, the job is “one of those once in a lifetime opportunities.”
Abrams spoke with the BBC about the approach he his bringing to the film and hopefully it will persuade the naysayers.
“It’s just about about approaching it from as authentic a place as possible, and not trying to apply what you believe or think, as much as trying to filter everything and get at it from the core of the characters. [It should be] what you deeply want to see, never what you assume the fans might like.”
Many have been concerned that Abrams’ work on both Star Trek and Star Wars will cause the two sci-fi titans to feel the same, but he doesn’t feel that way.
“To me they are such wildly disparate universes – the back story, the tone, the mood, certainly the history [and] the characters – that I’m in no way worried.”
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to hit theaters in the summer of 2015.
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