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STAR WARS: J.J. Abrams Discusses Lightsaber Controversy

Last week JJ. Abrams director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film was honored with the Visionary Award at the 13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards
at the Beverly Hilton. The interview conducted by Collider on red carpet revealed some interesting facts about the development of the controversial lightsaber scene that JJ. Abramsrevealed in the upcoming Star Wars film.

Since the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer back in late November, many Star Wars fans gave negative opinions about the new lightsaber, and its poor design flaw of the laser cross-guard hilt. While half of theInternet was overthinking the new weapon’s look, the other half was clearly just enjoying the whole Star Wars trailer experience. When asked by the interviewer the question was: In the teaser trailer there is a badass new lightsaber. Who came up with that?
Abrams: “Well, it’s sort of a long story that…I can give it to you another time…but uh, I will say that it — what’s been funny is, since the lightsaber’s come out, I cannot tell you how many contradictory emails I’ve received from people who have both defended it with unbelievable detailed graphics [interviewer: ‘Yes, I’ve seen.’]. No, no, no! You’ve not seen what I’m talking about. But, I’ve seen other things. But, I’ve gotten things that are nuts. And I’ve got people who’ve shown how it’s — it’ll kill you. And how it’s…it doesn’t make any sense.”
“It’s been the funniest thing to see the arguments that have developed over this thing. But, uh, it’s been, a number of conversations. It was a sketch that became a whole thing and, you know, this was not done without a lot of conversation, and it’s fun to see people have the conversation that we had — but in reverse.”
 Source: Collider /  Solon.com