Sometimes it pays to be a little bit subtle, but when it comes to something like the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises, it doesnâ€™t because people want answers now. So leave it to Playboy to ask the questions, and leave it to J.J. Abrams to stand his ground and skirt around questions that everyone wants to know.
Check out what he had to say about both franchises here after the jump.
While the director wouldnâ€™t talk about plot specifics, he did talk about how he would approach making Star Wars: Episode VII:
“Hereâ€™s the thing. I try to approach a project from what itâ€™s asking. What does it need to be? What is it demanding? With Star Wars, one has to take into account what has preceded it, what worked, what didnâ€™t. There are cautionary tales for anything you take on that has a legacyâ€”things you look at and think, I want to avoid this or that, or I want to do more of something. But even that feels like an outside-in approach, and itâ€™s not how I work. For me, the key is when you have a script; itâ€™s telling you what it wants to be.”
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