By now you must already know that J.J. Abrams is behind a little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’ve only been talking about it for the past two years. And as such, we’ve been covering the marketing campaign from beginning to end. Some of it has been really fun. Others have been charitable. So as we reach these last seven weeks before the film’s release, the marketing campaign will likely only get more intense. But it will still be a lot of fun to cover.
Case in point, Abrams’ latest Q&A with Vanity Fair, where The Force Awakens director answer those questions pertaining Star Wars, Lost, Cloverfield 2, and more. Check out all of his hilarious answers in the video here below.
In all fairness, Abrams wasn’t exactly going to spill all the answers 49 days before the film’s release. But of course he was going to answer playfully or with a joking smile.
Some people like T.J. Miller questioned his decision to direct a Star Wars sequel as opposed to Cloverfield 2. Abrams thinks that because Miller is on a hit show, it just makes him an asshole. Others like Yahoo! anchor Katie Couric asked a more down to earth journalistic question. But when you thought he was done with LOST, here comes Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, who asked about the damn Smoke Monster, a question that Abrams just refuses to answer – I thought we already answered that in season 5 anyway.
Hopefully Abrams isn’t really working with Netflix to develop the Jar Jar Binks series Binks and I.
So you kind of get what the whole jist of the video is about, but it is nice to know that he can take some time off of his busy schedule to just goof around and answer all these questions we want answers to.
Of course one of the best questions has to be about Star Wars, especially when creator George Lucas comes in to ask what happens to Darth Vader’s grandchildren. Unable to answer, he replies “You tell me man. You made this shit up.”
There are so many more questions asked by celebrities, directors, certain method actors, and other entrepreneurs, all of them wanting to know things about Star Wars, LOST, or why they weren’t picked to collaborate with him. It’s pretty funny, and definitely worth some of your time.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.