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Our very own Louis Love ( Luis Lecca ) asked J.J. Abrams the very first question at the global press conference for ‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’ and it was a very important one.

Louis Love: What was the most important thing to bring to The Force Awakens from the original trilogy?

J.J. Abrams: When Kathy Kennedy and Larry and I started talking about what this was at the very beginning, the fundamental question was: what do we want to feel? And what we want people to feel when they came to this movie? That was really the beginning of the discussion. The answer was the kind of sense of discovery, exhilaration, surprise, the comedy that George Lucas put into Star Warswas for me the thing that made me love the movie. But when you look at all the things that he got right, it’s impossible and stunning. So for us at the very beginning, it was really about knowing why we were telling the story and it was to give people that sense of possibility and magic that we all felt when we first saw the originalStar Wars. But I will just say that this is all to tell a new story. Meaning, it’s not a nostalgia trip. We had to go backwards in order to go forwards and if you look at IV, V and VI, those are stories that continue. This is VII. So the history of VII will be what we’ve seen before so the fabric needed to be that that we are familiar with in order to tell a brand new story.

Check out the video below!

The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18th.

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