JJ Abrams Discusses Complaints Regarding Similarities Of New Hope & The Force Awakens

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During a recent appearance on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, JJ Abrams discussed the complaints that Episode VII was too reminiscent of the original trilogy (The Force Awakens was too close to New Hope). “It was obviously a wildly intentional thing that we go backwards, in some ways, to go forwards in the important ways. Ultimately the structure of Star Wars itself is as classic and tried and true as you can get.”