J.J. Abrams wants Star Wars to feel real

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Now that George Lucas won’t have his hands on the Star Wars brand, what kind of Star Wars movies are we going to see with J.J. Abrams at the helm? Even though the previous movies had a lot of fantasy and science fiction, what attracted Abrams the most was that he felt that the world was authentic and real.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he talks about what he liked about the Star Wars films, and how he’ll approach Star Wars: Episode VII.

“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.”

Let’s hope he sticks with more “realistic-looking” aliens. Just imagine his Cloverfield and Super 8 monsters in a Star Wars movie. I’d have a Rancor and a Sarlacc Pit over those abominations any day.

Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Source: Latino Review
Photo above is from the fan film, Amour.

John “Spartan” Nguyen

John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.

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