JJ Abrams set to spill the beans on Star Wars in Entertainment Weekly cover interview

Entertainment Weekly's Fall Movie Preview issue. Courtesy Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly's Fall Movie Preview issue. Courtesy Entertainment Weekly

JJ Abrams looks set to finally open up about the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a cover story interview in the annual Entertainment Weekly Fall Movie Preview Issue.

Entertainment Weekly assure us they won’t be dropping any spoilers, which is hardly a surprise given Abrams’ notoriously secretive approach to his movies, but they do promise some intriguing new bits of information from the director, including:

• Who is Adam Driver’s villainous wielder of the crossguard-lightsaber? What is his relationship with Darth Vader … and is Kylo Ren his original name?

• What was it like on Harrison Ford’s first day back on the clock as Han Solo, when he finally set foot back on the Millennium Falcon after three decades?

• Which cult-horror movie inspired one of the main characters, and what cuddly child’s toy led to the name of another?

• What are the chances of Abrams returning to the directors chair for Episode IX (if he’s invited)?

The weekly US entertainment mag promises plenty more from the usually tight-lipped movie maker, and you can rest assured that if you’re not a subscriber, we’ll have a run down of the key information in the next few days when the next issue drops.

cnewbould@thenational.ae

Updated: July 21, 2017 06:53 PM

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