J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he has final cut privileges on Star Wars: The Force Awakens as anticipation continues to build for the return of the galaxy far, far away.
Abrams made the comments whilst addressing a talk organised by Vanity Fair.
He responded “yeah” when asked directly about whether he had final cut on The Force Awakens, adding: “when you do a Disney project, there’s a clause in there that you kind of go, ‘Well, if I were a lawyer I could probably drive a truck through it….’ ”
The director, previously known for his work on the rebooted Star Trek franchise spoke highly of collaborating with Disney and said “they let us make the movie we wanted to make”.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.