Many wondered that when Disney acquired LucasFilm in 2012 that the new Star Wars movies would lose their edge and become softened to fit in with the Disney brand, to “Disney-fy” it.
Vanity Fair recently conducted a talk with “Star War: The Force Awakens” director J.J Abrams, the talk also featured Apple designer John Ive and film producer Brian Grazer.
Grazer put it to Abrams at one point whether the Director has final cut? Abrams response was “Yeah, yeah” but went on:
“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.”
Abrams went on to praise the big wigs at Disney for their lack of interference:
“I cannot say enough about how Bog Iger and Alan Horn have understood this thing that is now part of the Disney company. And they’re not trying to Disney-fy it, they’re not doing anything other than, I think, an incredibly smart thing, which is letting Kathleen Kennedy — who is a remarkable person and producer — run and lead Lucasfilm to a place where I think it wants to go. They let us make the movie we wanted to make.”
Watch the talk Below.