Star Wars fans, listen up! After months — OK years— of J.J. Abrams and the whole Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens crew keeping silent about the upcoming film, Abrams has finally revealed some information!
Alright, not really. Don't get too excited. During Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, the magazine filmed a video featuring The Force Awakens director taking questions from celebrities — and let's just say that Abrams remained more tight lipped than ever. (He even shot George Lucas's question down. Seriously.)
Here's the play-by-play. Situated in front of a white backdrop, Abrams stood with his iPad in hand, taking video questions from all types of inquisitive — sometimes borderline nosey — celebrities. Like, everyone from Katie Couric to Lena Dunham to a pink-haired (!!!) Jared Leto to yes, even George Lucas. (He, by the way, asked the most important question when he inquired, "J.J. What happened to Darth Vader's grandchildren?" Why was it the most important? Because it made J.J. respond with this: "Oh, George. This is great. Uh, you tell me, man. You make all this sh*t up," and I slow clapped for like two minutes straight.)
You have to hand it to Abrams. He's good at this game.
The questions range from obscure to sarcastic. Like, when Yuri Milner asks if Abrams believes whether or not we are "alone in the universe" or when Leto probes Abrams on why he wasn't cast as Chewbacca. There's even some personal questions thrown into the mix: Silicon Valley's Amanda Crew wants to know how much money Abrams has in his bank account (understandable), and Couric wants to know where Abrams will be when the film premieres.
But, the possible best question of the video comes earlier in the clip when co-founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, asks Abrams (in regards to his show Lost), "Hey J.J. I need to know...what's the deal with the smoke monster?" In response, Abrams looks into the cameras, gives a half smile, and swipes the question away, without answering. I guess we really will never know.
There are, of course, the questions that attempt to get down to Star Wars business, much more along the lines of Lucas'. Ted Sarandos from Netflix asks if Abrams will bring back Jar Jar Binks. Naturally, Abram jokes and laughs it off, giving us no direct answer, and killing me softly (without) his words. Shane Smith, founder of Vice, passionately asks "What the hell happens between Luke and Dark Vader?" Once again, Abram doesn't face the question head on, makes a joke of it, and solidifies what we already know to be true: That we're probably not getting anything more out of Abrams until The Force Awakens premieres a long time from now...in a galaxy far far away...December 18.
Check out the full Vanity Fair Q&A below:
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