You might think that with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ breaking all kinds of records that director J.J. Abrams would be in seventh heaven right now, but he’s actually full of regret. He is regretting that he won’t be in the director’s chair for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and that Rian Johnson will be taking over. As someone who just spent years developing the first film, there is a thought that he might want a bit of a break and not jump right back into the craziness of ‘Star Wars’. So, why does he feel that he is missing out on the follow-up to his mega hit? Actually, it boils down to something Greg Grunberg witnessed.
Grunberg has worked with Abrams as an actor and collaborator in the majority of his work and played the X-wing pilot Snap Wexley in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The two are long time friends and he was there when Abrams was reading over the latest script of what is to come. According to Grunberg, Abrams said this after reading it:
‘It’s so good, I wish I were making it.’
The reaction he had was something Grunberg had never seen before and that is probably partially due to Abrams being a fan of the franchise and hopefully this indicates the quality of to what we’ll be getting when the next film is released in 2017.
Abrams had already been working with Johnson so that the two episodes would flow together seamlessly. In fact, he added a few scenes in order to set up Johnson’s outing into a galaxy far far away but if the script blew him away even when he somewhat knew what to expect, you can get your hopes up that we’re really in for something special.
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Source: Cinema Blend