The Force Awakens Plot Point Sparked Disagreement Between Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams

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We all know for a fact that Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy made some pretty questionable decisions that divided the entire fandom and nearly three years after the Skywalker saga ended, the said atrocities have been a subject of debate amongst hardcore fans of the franchise. Most fans are also aware that things weren't always smooth-sailing for director J.J. Abrams and apparently, there were more creative issues between him and Lucasfilm that are only being exposed now.

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In a series of now-deleted tweets, Lucasfilm executive Pablo Hidalgo (via ComicBook) revealed that Abrams and the production company had a major disagreement over an important plot point from The Force Awakens that the director insisted on doing. Hidalgo claims that Abrams' Bad Robot wanted the Starkiller base to blow up Coruscant, the capital city of The Republic and one of the most iconic locations in Star Wars lore.

Unsurprisingly, Lucasfilm was against the idea and shut it down. Hidalgo tweeted: "Basically BR [J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot] wanted it blown up; LFL [Lucasfilm Ltd.] didn't. Hosnian Prime was the unsatisfying middle ground. It happens."

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Blowing up Coruscant would have been a jaw-dropping moment for sure and I totally understand where Lucasfilm is coming from because there would be no turning back if something like that actually happened. On the other hand, I can't help but think how Coruscant's demise would've affected the course of the sequel trilogy. I'm pretty sure fans would've been divided nonetheless but it undoubtedly creates an interesting scenario.

The entire sequel trilogy is available for streaming on Disney+.