Star Wars: Episode VII will be “emotional and authentic”

JJ Abrams promises that Star Wars 7 will be true to the fans’ expectations

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly for his new show Almost Human, Bad Robot head honcho and Star Wars: Episode VII director JJ Abrams pledged to make the fans happy, saying that although they’re not 100% sure as to what shape the movie’s going to take,  it’ll definitely live up to expectations.

“Impossible for me to say because it’s going to be an evolving thing,” said Abrams. “I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible. Whatever your favourite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.”

Asked about the pressure from the fans, Abrams replied, “It’s been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people.

“We all know that [creator 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.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas Summer 2015. You can buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga for £57.99 on Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.