Director JJ Abrams and what he wished to change about Star Wars 7


Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Star Wars episode vii premiered on December 14, 2015. This is the seventh installment in Star Wars film series. And even though it received positive reviews from critics with rating of 8.2/10, some admits that this episode is not a really perfect one. And even director J.J Abrams also confesses that he made some mistakes in this film. This is a strange thing as this massive blockbuster is still playing in cinemas.

When asked about a key complaint from fans, JJ Abrams said that one thing he would really want to change involving a moment that many people have interpreted as a diss to Chewbacca by Leia at the end of Star Wars smash.

Near the end of this episode, after Starkiller Base has been knocked down, the resistance fighters came back to their base. And this operation has only cost Han Solo a life. He was killed by Kylo Ren, his and Leia’s son. You think that Leia and Chewie  will turn to each other right away for comfort. No, instead, Leia just passes by Chewbacca and gives Rey a hug. And poor Chewie receives no such sympathy.

"That was probably one of the mistakes I made," Abrams admits. "My thinking at the time was that Chewbacca, despite the pain he was feeling, was focused on trying to save Finn and getting him taken care of. So I tried to have Chewbacca go off with him and focus on Rey, and then have Rey find Leia and Leia find Rey."

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That said, DirectorJ.J Abrams never planned for Leia and Chewieto embrace at this moment, but he had a good reason why Chewie passes by. The giant wookiee has just watched his close friend murderd. He was hurting and really needs a medical attention. And the intention here was to have Chewbecca find a doctor. And hugging will be later. However, this message wasn’t shown clearly for many viewers. And the hug between the two people who have never met before, Leia and Rey was clarified by JJ Abrams. He said that while Chewie was off having Finn attended to, he would like to focus on Leia, and Rey.

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"The idea being that both of them being strong with the Force and never having met, would know about each other--that Leia would have been told about her beyond what we saw onscreen and Rey, of course, would have learned about Leia. And that reunion would be a meeting and a reunion all in one, and a sort of commiseration of their mutual loss."

Some also thought that the familiarity in Leia’s face when she sees Rey proves that she may already know her. And the younger woman may be a part of Skywalker bloodline. And Rey is the one to find Luke Skywalker. 

Star Wars episode vii left us many questions which will be unraveled in the coming out of Star Wars: episode vii on December 15, 2017. However, in the meantime, we can wait for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16. Check out here to update news on Star Wars


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