It’s not surprising to see fans excited about Star Wars. The franchise has made an impact across popular culture that no other franchise really has, and J.J. Abrams has called it a religion.
According to the Wrap, the director was speaking at the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills alongside Jon Favreau and Apple VP Eddy Cue, and talked about how sometimes fan expectations can be unreasonable.
“Star Wars isn’t a movie, it’s a religion. But this religion people have, they don’t always know how fungible these things are,” Abrams explained.
Abrams also described when he was shooting on the set of the Millennium Falcon. During the original production of A New Hope in the late 1970s, Harrison Ford had previously criticized the Falcon’s cockpit, so Abrams made sure to improve on that.