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History’s greatest monster (aside from Jimmy Carter), J.J. Abrams, recently took time out from his busy schedule of taking once-beloved science fiction franchises and making flashily brain-dead reboots of them (spoiler: seriously, super-Khan-blood to cheat any form of death?  Really?) to talk about his approach to directing Star Wars Episode VII.

Abrams recently spoke with EW about the Bad Robot series Almost Human, and in doing so the conversation inevitably turned to Abrams directing one of the most beloved pop cultural properties ever, Star Wars.  Abrams acknowledged how important the Star Wars property is to fans, and he also mentioned how he wanted to keep the franchise “real” and “authentic,” because when you pay $20 to see a film about mystical space warriors fighting a battle a long time ago while wielding a Force that allows them to manipulate people and objects with their minds while teaming up with CGI creatures named Jar-Jar, you want realism and authenticity.

“It’s been nice seeing how important ['Star Wars'] is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people…We all know that [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…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.”

Got that, everybody?  Ok, now we can go back to ceaselessly speculating without any factual basis whatsoever as to who will be cast in the film.

What do you think of the Star Wars news?

Source: Coming Soon