J.J. Abrams reveals a mistake he made in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens made a lot of money and is loved by many fans and critics. However, that isn’t stopping those who have issues with the movie. During an interview while promoting 10 Cloverfield Lane, J.J. Abrams tells /film that if he could do it all over again, he would change a particular scene involving Leia, Chewbacca and Rey. He wanted Leia to hug Chewbacca instead of Rey near the end of the movie.

“That was probably one of the mistakes I made in that,” said Abrams. “My thinking at the time was that Chewbacca, despite the pain he was feeling, was focused on trying to save Finn and getting him taken care of. So I tried to have Chewbacca go off with him and focus on Rey, and then have Rey find Leia and Leia find Rey. The idea [was] that both of them being strong with the Force and never having met, would [still] know about each other — that Leia would have been told about her beyond what we saw onscreen and Rey, of course, would have learned about Leia. And that reunion would be a meeting and a reunion all in one, and a sort of commiseration of their mutual loss.”

The version we have now has Chewbacca walking past Leia so that he can help Finn with a doctor. It definitely would make more sense for Chewbacca and Leia to hug each other because both characters have a strong relationship with Han Solo.

Now fans can get ready for the next episode, Star Wars: Episode VIII, when it hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

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