J.J Abrams talks Episode VII, plus a great fan poster

Fan art: Episode VII poster by Adam Schickling Empire talked to director J.J. Abrams about Episode VII and Star Trek. No real revelations, but some intersting comments for fans of the franchises.

“I don’t know because we’re just getting started. So it’s a great question that I hope I’ll have a good answer to when I know what the answer is. There are infinitely more questions than answers right now, but to me, they’re not that dissimilar. Though I came at these both from very different places, where they both meet is a place of ‘Ooh, that’s really exciting.’ And even though I was never a Star Trek fan, I felt like there was a version of it that would make me excited, that I would think ‘that’s cool, that feels right, I actually would want to see that.

“How we were going to get there, what the choices were going to be, who was going to be in it – all of those things I knew would have to be figured out, but it was all based on a foundation of this indescribable, guttural passion for something that could be. It’s a similar feeling that I have with Star Wars. I feel like I can identify a hunger for what I would want to see again and that is an incredibly exciting place to begin a project. The movies, the worlds could not be more different but that feeling that there’s something amazing here is the thing that they share.”

He also talks about how Kathleen Kennedy was able to change his mind, and about talking to Steven Spielberg.

And above is a fantastic fan poster by artist Adam Schickling!

10 Replies to “J.J Abrams talks Episode VII, plus a great fan poster”

  1. Well, that wasn’t vague at all! ;-)
    But the poster is great. Except that Leia looks like a blend of Sarah Chalke and Firefly’s Kaylee. That and an old Russian woman?

  2. I know you’re kidding, but there’s more enough snarking on these folks for daring to age on the rest of the internet so let’s just… Not go there, please.

  3. I think the problem is that Mr. Schickling also isn’t letting Leia dare to age at all, and so he recast her. So while Poster Luke, Han, and Lando look like the actors do now, Poster Leia doesn’t look like Fisher at all, past or present.

  4. Leia looks like Beverly D’Angelo in Vegas Vacation mixed with Sarah Chalke.

  5. Great poster. The Big Three will more than likely be relegated to the side character slots in the Episode VII poster.

    I know everyone is excited to see the original actors but if we do it’s likely some will be disappointed with their role in the ST. Recasts will allow the movie to do more with Luke, Han and Leia. I’m afraid if Harrison Ford plays Han he’ll be the NJO equivalent of Chewie in the ST. I’m mean it’s JJ Abrams we’re talking about here…

  6. Tricia: I won’t be disappointed at all if Luke, Han and Leia are side characters in the ST – a new trilogy means time for a new generation. Let the original actors play dignified older versions of the characters and leave the running around to the kids (literal or metaphorical).

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