In a new Interview with Entertainment Weekly, J.J. Abrams briefly talked about how he want’s the feel of Episode VII to be, as well as answering a question about which previous Star Wars film Episode VII will feel like more in tone. Below is the portion of the interview he did where he talks about Star Wars:
Which of the previous Star Wars films best exemplifies what you’re aiming to do in terms of the spirit or tone of Episode VII?
“Impossible for me to say because it’s going to be an evolving thing. I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible. Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.”
Media and fans have been offering you a ton of unsolicited advice about to how to approach the film. Is there any particular thing they’ve said that you’ve taken to heart?
“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.”
While it’s well known that J.J. Abrams is real secretive with his movies, it’s still nice to hear him give a small update on Episode VII, and it sounds to me that he has the right idea of how Episode VII should feel.