How JJ Abrams Will Approach the FX in Star Wars The Force Awakens

Fanboys are sick and tired of too much CGI, we all know this, and it’s of course going to be a concern with the next Star Wars movie. No matter what, there’s going to have to be computer effects somewhere, but with JJ Abrams being a big fanboy himself, he’s got a good feel for what fans will want, and won’t want, in the next Star Wars flick.

As Esquire reports, Abrams recently said, “It was very important that we build as many sets as we could and that the film have a tangible, sort of authentic quality that you believed that these things were actually happening in a real space with real sunlight.”

Now, addressing the new lightsaber, Abrams said, “It was a sketch that became a whole thing. This was not done without a lot of conversation and it’s fun to see people have the conversation we had, but in reverse.”

Esquire headlined their report, “One More Reason to Trust JJ Abrams Won’t Screw Up Star Wars,” and we indeed hope that he will reinvent the franchise in a great new way. A lot of geeks won’t be happy no matter what, and many will be predicting doom throughout the year, but we still hope that Abrams will surprise the hell out of all of us on December 18.