The Last Knight director J.J. Abrams has revealed he is looking forward to making his own version of The Force Awakens.
Speaking to the Guardian, Abrams said: ‘One of the things that is so great about The Force is that it doesn’t really feel like a franchise.
You can do whatever you want with it, you can do what you want, but it’s a whole other story.
And it’s not a Star Wars story.’
So I’m going to try and make it something I think is really special and original and different, and that’s what we’re going to do.’
While it’s unclear if he will follow in the footsteps of JJ Abrams and the original trilogy, Abrams has been looking forward too.
In November 2017, Abrams announced he was working on a standalone Star Wars film that was in development with Lucasfilm.
He would have to wait until 2020 to be able to reveal his next project.
A teaser trailer was released at the end of December 2017, but Abrams has since gone silent on social media.
In January 2018, the actor spoke about the movie in an interview with Empire Magazine.
‘I’m excited about it,’ he said.
‘There’s a lot of great stories and a lot that’s very fresh and new and it’s been an adventure for me to tell them.’
It’s been a really interesting journey, to be honest.
I’ve been lucky enough to make a lot in the world of acting, and I’ve always been lucky to have a home where I can really go to work.’
A new Star Wars trilogy would have the potential to set a new standard for the franchise and Abrams has previously said he was ‘not looking to do another trilogy of Star Wars movies’.
However, he has admitted he will have to make another one if he wants to keep fans in the loop on new stories, so it’s possible the director may make another attempt at creating a new Star War movie.
In an interview earlier this year, Abrams explained: ‘I am always very keen to make something that I think people will enjoy, but I’m not necessarily going to say exactly what it is.
I think we’ll figure it out.
It’s going to take a lot more work than we’re used to.’