Now that Star Trek Into Darkness is out in the world, director J.J. Abrams will be moving into his role on Star Wars: Episode VII. It will be the first new Star Wars movie in more than 10 years, after the 2005 release of Revenge of the Sith. Needless to say, there is some serious anticipation surrounding Episode VII. With a 2015 release slated, Abrams and his team at Bad Robot are taking their time with this one because they want to get it right for fans and general audiences alike.
While promoting Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about what fans will see in Star Wars: Episode VII. In the video above, Abrams takes audience suggestions for what we should see in the next Star Wars film. Hopefully, most of their suggestions don’t make it into the final film. Do Star Wars fans really want to watch Princess Leia doing it with Chewbacca? The video also reveals that J.J. Abrams is a terrible actor!
It will be interesting to see how Abrams approaches Episode VII. Abrams’ Star Trek was a reboot, but Episode VII is a continuation of what was already established. Abrams is also a life-long Star Wars fan, whereas he wasn’t a fan of Star Trek growing up.
Also featured in the video is actor Billy Dee Williams who has expressed interest in returning to the Star Wars universe. If Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher come back as expected, why not bring back Billy Dee as well?
Star Wars: Episode VII will (hopefully) hit theaters everywhere sometime in 2015, in 3D.