Once again displaying his inhuman ability to be really classy and diplomatic, J.J. Abrams laid out his hopes for Star Wars: Episode VII without outright shitting all over Lucas’s prequels. That takes tremendous restraint.
Abrams told Entertainment Weekly, “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 [George Lucas's] 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.”
Refreshing to know that he aims to make a movie for the 11-year old in all of us, instead of a movie for all the 11-year olds.