Watch George Lucas and More Celebs Grill J.J. Abrams on ’Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

     October 29, 2015

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Not even celebrities are above J.J. Abrams’ no-spoilers code for Star Wars: The Force Awakens — but that didn’t stop them from trying. Silicon Valley stars T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch, Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, and Suicide Squad’s Jared Leto were just some of the faces who submitted their questions to Abrams in a new video from Vanity Fair. Perhaps the best one, however, came from George Lucas himself, who asked what happened to Darth Vader’s grandchildren.

Watch the video from Vanity Fair below.


Abrams swipes his iPad to Lucas at the 1:11 mark. In true Abrams style, though, he avoided the answer like a pro.

“Oh George. This is great. Uh, you tell me, man. You make all this shit up.”

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Image via Lucasfilm

There’s no official confirmation that any of the new characters in The Force Awakens are Vader’s grandkids, but it’s been a point of discussion. We hear Mark Hamill’s voice as Luke Skywalker in one of the earlier teasers, saying, “The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power, too.” Though this line of dialogue was pulled from Return of the Jedi, its presence in the Force Awakens trailer poses a lot of questions.

Then there’s the whole mystery surrounding the new characters Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). We’ve already seen Finn wield a lightsaber, but there’s definitely more to these characters than meets the eye. Plus, in the snapshot of the cast table read, Ridley was sitting oddly close to Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

It’s not every day that your favorite celebrities get to grill Abrams on the galaxy far, far away, so the rest of the video is worth a watch, including Miller’s question about Cloverfield. Though the director wouldn’t bother answering Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom when he asked about the LOST smoke monster.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18th.

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Image via Lucasfilm


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