J.J. Abrams Responds to 4 Rules to Make STAR WARS Great Again Video
About a month ago an animated open letter to director J.J. Abrams was posted online that shared four rules to make Star Wars great again. Abrams has seen the video, and responds to it in a interview with The Times. While talking about it, he hints at the tone of the film he's making and how they will go back to the basics. When asked about it, this is what he said,
"I would say that [the video conveys] a feeling that we share very much. I loved how Star Wars had that sense of a world far beyond the borders of what you can see and have been told. It's one of the things it did so brilliantly. If you watch the first movie, you don't actually know exactly what the Empire is trying to do. They're going to rule by fear - but you don't know what their end game is. The beauty of that movie was that it was an unfamiliar world, and yet you wanted to see it expand and to see where it went."
Abrams goes on to explain that he can also relate to the younger Star Wars audience and the prequels, saying,
"A lot of kids who saw all the prequels when they were young really do identify with those movies as much as my generation identified with the originals."
I'm sure Abrams figured out a way to strike a balance between both trilogies. It sounds like he'll be leaning more toward the original though, which is the way I think most fans would like it.