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The Director Of 'The Force Awakens' Has Admitted There's A Mistake In The Film

Josh Teal

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The Director Of 'The Force Awakens' Has Admitted There's A Mistake In The Film

Given its 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, anyone would think The Force Awakens was close enough to being a flawless film.

But a mistake in the seventh edition of the Stars Wars franchise has been outed by its own director, JJ Abrams. The following contains spoilers, lads.

Towards the end of Episode VII, when the Resistance survivors return from destroying the First Order's Starkiller Base, Princess Leia brushes by Chewbacca to affectionately hug Rey - someone she's supposed to not know. This supports the theory that Leia has met or is even possibly related to Rey. Fans have argued that given Han Solo's death prior to the scene, it would make sense for Leia to embrace Chewbacca instead.

Talking to SlashFilm, the director said he thought in that moment, Chewbacca would've been preoccupied with saving Finn, who had gotten pretty fucked up by Kylo Ren, leaving Leia and Rey to become buddies.


"The idea being that both of them being strong with the Force and never having met, would know about each other," Abrams said. "That Leia would have been told about her beyond what we saw on screen and Rey of course would have learned about Leia. And that reunion would be a meeting and a reunion all in one, and a sort of commiseration of their mutual loss.

Prior to this, Abrams described the scene as "probably one of the mistakes I made in that [film]."

"Had Chewbacca not been where he was, you probably wouldn't have thought of it. But because he was right there, passed by Leia, it felt almost like a slight, which was definitely not the intention."

I guess we'll have to wait until next year to find out the actual truth.

Topics: Star Wars

Josh Teal
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