There was no pressure to "Disney-fy" "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," revealed director J.J. Abrams in a recent interview. Meanwhile, a new report discusses the possible release date of the next trailer of the movie.
In an interview with VanityFair, J.J. Abrams complimented Disney CEO Bob Iger and Alan Horn for their approach to the production of the forthcoming movie. The director said that they did not try and “Disney-fy” the movie, even though the company acquired the franchise along with Lucasfilm.
Abrams felt that Disney was doing an "incredible smart thing" by giving Kathleen Kennedy a free hand in running Lucasfilm. The director felt that Kennedy is a "remarkable person and producer" who he believes can take the company "to a place where I think it wants to go."
The director revealed in the interview that his first reaction to being offered the position to helm the project was to say "Thank you, but no thank you." But, after a meeting with Kennedy, who he has known for a long time, he felt that he wanted to work on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Abrams pointed out that he has worked on the reboot of the popular "Star Trek" movie franchise and has also helmed "Mission: Impossible III." He apparently didn't want to get involved in a sequel or prequel of another major movie franchise. The love for "Star Wars," he revealed, was what finally made him to accept the offer and direct the movie.
The project gave him the opportunity to work with Lawrence Kasdan, who was one of the writers of "Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back" and "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi." The director said that Disney had allowed him to make the movie that he and his team wanted to make.
The trailers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has generated a lot of excitement for the movie and the fans are eagerly waiting for the next trailer to be released. According to a report by StarWars7News, the next trailer of the movie may be released as early as Oct. 19. There is, however, no confirmation about the official release date of the next trailer by the producers.