The recent revival of Star Wars has created a cautious fanbase. On the one hand, Star Wars outside of George Lucas might do the IP some good. However, it was also originally questionable if Disney would be treating the ol’ girl right by hiring solid directors and letting them have a say in the final product.
We’ve recently seen what happens when a studio and a director don’t exactly see eye-to-eye on how a movie should look with The Fantastic Four this summer. According to J. J. Abrams in an interview with Vanity Fair, he’s stated that Disney is letting him have the final word.
Yeah, yeah,” the director stated when asked if he was given the final cut of the film, but also admitted, “When you do a Disney project, there’s a clause in there that you kind of go, ‘Well, if I were a lawyer I could probably drive a truck through it….’”
It’s awesome to see Disney giving their directors that much free reign on the movies they create. Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in theaters on December 18th, 2015.