Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’s J.J. Abrams On George Lucas – ‘He Loves His Midi-Chlorians’


Ever wondered what it’s like to talk Star Wars with the man who started it all, George Lucas? Well, there’s someone who’s got to do exactly that, and that person is J.J. Abrams.

The director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker has been chatting to Total Film about what it’s like talking Star Wars with the legend that is George Lucas.

It sounds like Lucas was very keen to chat about one thing in particular, and that thing was midi-chlorians.

Those blasted midi-chlorians must come up a lot in conversation with Lucas, and he seemed to be rather intent on getting them into the conversation with J.J. Abrams.

J.J. Abrams and George Lucas had a nice chat about Star Wars

Kylo and Rey in battle in The Rise of Skywalker

Kylo and Rey in battle in The Rise of Skywalker (Credit: Disney)

Here’s what the director of The Rise Of Skywalker had to say about his chats with Lucas:

He had a lot of things to say about the nature of the Force, the themes that he was dealing with when he was writing the movies. Yes, there were some conversations about Midi-chlorians – he loves his Midi-chlorians. But it was a very helpful thing. Sitting with him is a treat, just to hear him talk, because it’s fucking George Lucas talking about Star Wars. I always feel it’s a gift to hear him talk about that stuff. Because the effect that he had on me at 10 years old is utterly profound.

It must have been a real rush for J.J. Abrams to get to chat with George Lucas, and I wonder whether he took any of his advice on board?

Are we going to get a speech about midi-chlorians in The Rise of Skywalker? We don’t have that long to wait now to find out.

What do you think? Will midi-chlorians have a part to play in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Let us know in the comments below.

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