Speaking at the 5th annual PGA event, J.J. Abrams made some comments about the start of production for Episode VII, and how he feels the need to honor the previous Star Wars films, not revering them. Here is what he had to say regarding Star Wars at the event.
[blockquote cite=]“I think that the thing is so big and so massive to so many people that the key to moving forward is honoring but not revering what went before.”
“Most likely we are going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the Star Wars movie.” He also added that overseas shoots “drives me insane.”
“George Lucas has spoken for years about wanting to make those smaller, more experimental films and I hope he does because I’d really like to them.”
And finally, when asked if any of the EU novels would play a role in the development of Episode VII, Abrams just smiled and said, “No comment.”[/blockquote]
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