Watch: George Lucas Asks J.J. Abrams What Happened to Vader's Grandchildren

Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 12:58PM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 12:58PM
Watch: George Lucas Asks J.J. Abrams What Happened to Vader's Grandchildren
J.J. Abrams has been besieged with questions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens for many months now, and he's learned to deflect them like a pro. That's not going to stop anyone from asking, however, and that includes George Lucas, who you might remember started this whole thing to begin with:



In this video from Vanity Fair, a gamut of celebrities ranging from Lucas to Deadpool's T.J. Miller to Suicide Squad's Jared Leto to... Lena Dunham? (Although, endearingly, Abrams was the most star-struck by Katie Couric.) At 1:11, Lucas asks Abrams "What happened to Vader's grandchildren?" which is, of course, what everyone wants to know. Abrams was tight-lipped about anything regarding Star Wars, and only said, "Uh, you tell me, man. You made all this shit up."

But if there was one thing he wanted to talk about less than Star Wars, it was Lost. People are still mad about Lost's never-resolved labyrinthine mythology and unsatisfactory ending (myself included), so much so that he fielded almost as many questions about Lost as he did about The Force Awakens. But unfortunately, Abrams can't really tell us what the deal with the smoke monster was, because he wasn't actually involved with creating the mythology. He's associated with Lost because he co-created it, but he withdrew from production halfway through the first season and only came back to co-write an episode or two. So, he wants us to blame the real culprit, and direct all questions to Damon Lindelof.

The entire video is worth watching, but aside from Lucas, the other highlight was Yuri Milner of the Breakthrough Listen project asking Abrams if he "thinks we're alone in the universe." Poor Abrams replies, "This just got very grim. Uh, no I don't think we're alone in the universe. I don't, I don't, I don't."

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