Why J.J. Abrams Regrets Not Directing Episode VIII

Originally posted: http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=24986

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Interesting news regarding the illustrious J.J. Abrams and his decision to not be put forward for the big chair on Episode VIII. That comfy seat is now occupied by Rian Johnson, but it seems J.J might be regretting that choice.

J.J. ABRAMS recently read the script for Episode VIII of Star Wars. And he had a reaction to it that his lifelong friend, “The Force Awakens” actor Greg Grunberg, had not ever heard from the director over their decades together in the industry.

“He read it and said something he never, ever says,” Grunberg, who plays pilot Snap Wexley in the new film, tells The Post’s Comic Riffs. “He said: ‘It’s so good, I wish I were making it.’

“He may have said something one time on ‘Lost,’ with Damon [Lindelof, the co-creator],” continues Grunberg, whose credits on Abrams series include “Lost” and “Felicity,” “but I never hear him express regret like that.”

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