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J.J. Abrams on fans calling Star Wars: The Force Awakens too similar to A New Hope

J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has discussed fans calling his The Force Awakens too similar to A New Hope.

While fans around the world enjoyed seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens in cinemas, one point of complaint was that the film was very similar to A New Hope.

What does director J.J. Abrams think of this? Well, in a recent interview with Fandango, the director touched on this very subject:

“We’ve gotten a lot of flack for people saying, ‘Oh, Force Awakens was just a remake of New Hope,’ and while that was something that obviously was never the intention, it was about introducing new characters [and] using the old, and there’s a natural sense in any hero’s journey of certain tenants will come to play.”

Abrams also discussed how this impacts The Rise of Skywalker: “We very much wanted to make

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