J.J. Abrams Talks ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

J.J. Abrams has been discussing his first days work on Star Wars Episode VII, revealing that he might struggle to not approach the series as a fan, rather than a director.

“I don’t know because we’re just getting started,” Abrams told Empire magazine. “So it’s a great question that I hope I’ll have a good answer to when I know what the answer is.”

Abrams also remarked on the scale of the project, stating, “There are infinitely more questions than answers right now, but to me, they’re not that dissimilar.”

Comparing his work on Star Trek to Star Wars he stated, “Though I came at these both from very different places, where they both meet is a place of ‘Ooh, that’s really exciting.’ And even though I was never a Star Trek fan, I felt like there was a version of it that would make me excited, that I would think, ‘that’s cool, that feels right, I actually would want to see that’.”

Abrams also discussed the process through which he decided to work on Star Wars. Last year he rejected an approach by Lucasfilm to helm the project, but then he changed his mind to take up the role.

“My knee-jerk reaction was that I’m in the middle of working on the Star Trek movie and I can’t even consider it. But then time went by and I got further along working on the movie and getting to a place where I had done most of the heavy lifting,” stated the director.

He then revealed how he finally came to accept the postion, noting, “So when I met with Kathy Kennedy we just started discussing it and I was able to actually engage in the conversation. I went down to tell Katie, my wife, and I said, ‘I just had a very interesting conversation with Kathy.’ That was the beginning.”

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