November 30, 2015


J.J. Abrams Hopes 'Star Wars' Will Make a Good Mother/Daughter Date

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Geek lord J.J. Abrams visited Good Morning America on Monday to chat about—you guessed it—Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. And while it seems like there’s little left to learn about the sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi, the man behind Alias and the new Star Trek movies did have something to offer:

"Star Wars was always about—was always a boys thing and a movie that dads could take their sons to. And though that's still very much the case, I was really hoping this would be a movie that mothers could take their daughters to as well. I’m looking forward to kids seeing this movie and seeing themselves in it and seeing that they're capable of doing things that they could never imagine possible."

British newcomer Daisy Ridley will play one of The Force Awaken's main characters—perhaps the main character—in a historically female-light series. Fellow stars John Boyega and Oscar Isaac will also help course-correct a series that has primarily starred white actors despite being set in a galaxy far, far away.

Watch J.J. Abrams on GMA here.