The Washington Post had a brief article today about how J.J. Abrams reacted after reading the script for Star Wars Episode Eight, which was written and directed by Rian Johnson. The quote comes from his long time friend Greg Grunberg, who plays Snap Wexley, an X-wing pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Snap can also be found as Timmen Wexley in the novel Star Wars: Aftermath.
“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.”
Of course lots of this could be tongue and cheek, but with all things there tends to be a little truth from both sides. Many of us are looking forward to Episode Eight and it being the second act of this new trilogy. This is the part in the story when the bad guys start winning and things begin to get desperate. It also looks to be very Luke centric and possibly revolves much around the Force. With the incredible style of Rian Johnson, we all have high hopes for this sequel. So far, this blurb from J.J. makes it all the more possible, that Episode Eight will be a fantastic film.