J.J. Abrams Talks About His Favorite Episode of Star Wars, Who Shot First, Deleted Scenes, and More

Friday, 11 December 2015 - 7:26PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 7:26PM
J.J. Abrams Talks About His Favorite Episode of Star Wars, Who Shot First, Deleted Scenes, and More
With what could quite arguably be one of the biggest events in cinematic history taking place in less than a week, the hype for Star Wars Episode VII could never be more evident than it is now. In less than seven days, the same iconic characters that forever altered sci-fi history will be returning to big screen for the first time since 1983. With the movie so close to premiering, fans can be almost certain that no one's going to be giving anything else away about the most anticipated movie of 2015. Yet that doesn't mean the cast and crew won't be talking about it in other ways!

Collider recently sat down with the critically acclaimed director of Episode VII, J.J. Abrams. Rather than discussing subjects that had already been beat to death in other interviews, fans we're given insight into the director's favorite installment in the series, whether everyone's favorite new droid is a boy or a girl, and his answer to who shot first: Han or Greedo?


Abrams' answers are definitely quite interesting, and some of it is actually quite exciting news for diehard Star Wars fans, as Abrams mentioned that there could be a total of 10-20 mins of deleted scenes when the Blu-Ray is eventually released. It was also intriguing to hear that Abrams' personal favorite Star Wars film is Episode IV, seeing as how the majority of fans seem to hold up Episode V as the gold standard. Likewise, BB-8's gender is still sort of up in the air, as the director mentioned that though he has always referred to the droid as a he, he still hasn't "checked under the hood."

With Episode VII already breaking records in pre-sales and for being the most talked about movie of 2015, it sure has a lot to live up to. It goes without saying that the prequels were largely a disappointment, so this is really the biggest shot the franchise has of giving fans the follow up they've always wanted. Hopefully come Thursday of next week, it will do just that!
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