J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens on The Howard Stern Show (11-30-2015)

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Director J.J. Abrams answers questions during SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series on SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio channel hosted by Editorial Director, PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, Jess Cagle. November 30, 2015 in New York City.

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It was a big day Monday on The Howard Stern Show, when J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped by to talk about the new movie. If J.J. is feeling any pressure from fans, he definitely not showing it, even if with all the questions fans are throwing his way. For instance, why haven’t we seen Luke Skywalk in any trailers yet?

“Here’s the thing,” J.J. told Howard. “I really want to make sure we’re not ruining the movie for people … You don’t have to ruin the movie.”

It’s lucky that we even have Abrams behind the camera for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, since he initially passed on taking on the franchise.

“I said no. I didn’t want to do a sequel,” J.J. told Howard. “I’d done a ‘Mission Impossible’ movie; I’d done a ‘Star Trek’; I’m sick of doing movies with numbers.”

There was so much more revealed in this great chat between Howard and J.J. Abrams – check out more highlights below.

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