J.J. Abrams on 'Star Wars' Secrecy: "Don't Want to Ruin the Movie"
The 'Force Awakens' director also talked to 'Good Morning America's' George Stephanopoulos about what he hopes kids get out of the movie.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams stopped by Good Morning America on Monday, where he revealed that his highly-anticipated sequel is completely done, to the point where he says there won't be any changes between now and when the movie's unveiled at its world premiere in Los Angeles on Dec. 14.
Abrams, however, still seemed anxious about letting his movie out into the world, not believing co-host George Stephanopoulos when he said there were only 18 days to go between Monday and The Force Awakens' Dec. 18 release date.
And when the GMA co-host prodded Abrams on whether the movie is really in a place where there won't be any more changes, the nervous director asked, "Do you know something that I should know?"
Stephanopoulos joked that Disney CEO Bob Iger was nearby and "had a couple notes."
Abrams: "Bob says no more changes."
Stephanopoulos also tried to pry some new information out of Abrams, who instead explained why he's been so secretive about the plot of the film.
"Here's the thing: I obviously don't want to ruin the movie for people," Abrams said. "It's so important to us that we not give too many details and oversell it, which is very hard in a movie like Star Wars."
Abrams did reveal what he would like kids to get out of the film, saying, "What I hope is that they see a movie that tells them that life is full of unlimited possibility. That there's an incredible sense of, to use a George Lucas term, hope in the world. And that they feel better when they leave than when they got in there."
He also hopes his film appeals to both genders, noting that Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are the leads in The Force Awakens.
"Star Wars was always a boys thing and a movie that dads could take their sons to, and though that's still very much the case, I was really hoping that this would be a movie that mothers could take their daughters to as well," Abrams said. "I'm looking forward to kids seeing this movie and seeing themselves in it and seeing that they're capable of doing things that they could never imagine possible."