In a brief new chat with Entertainment Weekly, J.J. Abrams struck the exact right combination of vague and reassuring while discussing 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 [George Lucas's] 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." That, plus a good script, memorable characters, great performances and directing, and no Jar Jar Binks (or bitchy Anakin, or C-SPAN: Galactic Senate Edition) should be a solid start. Abrams also said "we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible." Star Wars: Episode VII – The Adjectival Deluge.
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Michael Moore Predicts Trump Will Be Impeached ‘In the Middle of His Second Term’
Who Has Actually Committed Murder on Pretty Little Liars?
Salma Hayek Takes Us on the Tumultuous Journey of Her Husband’s Maybe-Maybe-Not Affair
Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56
Here’s Your First Look at House of Cards Season Five
Channel Your Inner Bette Davis With Our Insult Generator
7 Netflix Shows That Are Too Dang Long
Chris Pratt Realizes It Was ‘Pretty Stupid’ to Claim Hollywood Doesn’t Tell Stories About People Like Him
Fire Island Series Premiere Recap: The Boys of Summer
Rosario Dawson Is Happy to Be Publicly Dating Eric Andre, But Would Be Happier If Tongue Pics Had Not Been Required As Proof
Latest News from VultureJean Grey Rises Again in X-Men: Dark Phoenix Film Scheduled for 2018
2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand was also based on the storyline, one of the most well-known of the Marvel Comics Universe.The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Recap: Focus on the Truth
It’s difficult to talk about this reunion in a fun, snarky way.Theater Review: Annie Baker’s The Antipodes Is the Opposite of What You’d Expect
A playwright known for looking at those around her instead looks within.Richard Simmons Writes Post-Hospitalization Facebook Update
Simmons thanked the nurses and doctors who took care of him, and the officer who helped him home.Fate of the Furious Keeps Top Spot at Weekend Box Office, While Unforgettable Ends Up Anything But
Naming your movie Unforgettable is just asking for trouble.Salma Hayek Takes Us on the Tumultuous Journey of Her Husband’s Maybe-Maybe-Not Affair
Ay dios mio.Channing Tatum’s Toddler Daughter Got to See Magic Mike Live Before You
Jealous.It’s Business As Usual for Bill O’Reilly’s Podcast This Week
No Spin News will keep spinning.Bill Nye and His Fellow Celebrities Unite to Save the World (and March for Science) on Earth Day
“Science too nuanced for a simple chant!” — Rachel BloomEverything Is Exactly What It Seems With the Cast of Wizards of Waverly Place Reuniting
Next stop, WizTech.
Dropped during his blonded RADIO once more.Michael Moore Predicts Trump Will Be Impeached ‘In the Middle of His Second Term’
“We’re hours, months, weeks away from our own Reichstag fire.”Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56
She also appeared in the spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi.Doctor Who Recap: The One With the Emojibots
The trip to humankind’s future in “Smile” is a feast for the eyes.All Music Writing Should Be As Good As Kendrick Lamar’s Mom’s Emoji-Filled Review of DAMN.
It’s a rave.Andie MacDowell Visits the Broadway Production of Groundhog Day Again and Again and Again and Again
No pressure, Bill.Elisabeth Moss Isn’t Convinced The Handmaid’s Tale Is Feminist
“It’s a human story, because women’s rights are human rights.”Chris Pratt Realizes It Was ‘Pretty Stupid’ to Claim Hollywood Doesn’t Tell Stories About People Like Him
Time to backtrack.Ryan Murphy Is Living for That Olivia De Havilland Feud Email
“Everything that she says and does should be treasured.”The Next 4 Avatar Movies Have a New Set of Intentions to Eventually Exist
Dare to trust again?