J.J. Abrams On Why Luke Skywalker Isn't in The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailers

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December 02, 2015  12:33 PM

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The absence of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers and promotional images continue to mystify fans. Even after Mark Hamill dropped hints about his character's whereabouts, we still don't know what he's up to in the film. 
 
Director J.J. Abrams was a guest at the Howard Stern show to talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and when he was asked why he's purposely not showing Luke Skywalker in the trailers, "I really want to make sure we're not ruining the movie for the people. I hate when I go see a trailer and I felt like I've seen the whole movie in encapsulated form... I rather be asking questions than feel like they've been answered for me."
 
And when asked why there's a controversy of casting a Black guy as a Stormtrooper in the film, Abrams just said that John Boyega is "extraordinary in the movie". 
 
You can watch the segment of the interview below: 
 

 

Read: Major Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers Leaked as Mark Hamill Confirms Episode VIII Return

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