Praise the The Force! J.J. Abrams says no Midi-chlorians in Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Many fans were upset with George Lucas’ take on the Star Wars prequels. Some examples include Jar Jar Binks and the acting by Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen. Oh, we can’t forget about the midi-chlorians. Now we have J.J. Abrams, who’s directing the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here to save the day.

So far Abrams has been pleasing fans with his direction. He has mentioned before that one of his ideas was to have a dead Jar Jar Binks in the film. He has also been using plenty of practical effects including an actual working BB-8 droid (seen at Star Wars Celebration) and a guy inside an alien merchant suit (seen at San Diego Comic-Con). Now we have the director saying that midi-chlorians won’t be in the film.

During the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation red carpet, Abrams was asked by MTV a bunch of yes or no questions. When midi-chlorians were mentioned, he answered “no.”

Why do fans hate midi-chlorians? Because the prequel films pretty much negate the idea that a person can be strong with the force by being more aware of it. With midi-chlorians, it means that those with a lot of these microscopic life forms inside their cells will have the ability to become a powerful Jedi.

What do you think of midi-chlorians not being present in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Let us know in the comments below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

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