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J.J. Abrams Has A BIG Regret About The Script For Star Wars: Episode VIII!

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J.J. Abrams won't be directing the next Star Wars film — but he totally wishes he was!

According to reports, The Force Awakens filmmaker was so blown away by the script for Star Wars XIII that he regrets not agreeing to direct the next installment!

The director's lifelong friend Greg Grunberg, who has a small part as X-Wing pilot Snap Wexley in Awakens, said that he'd never heard the 49-year-old have second thoughts about passing before — except maybe one other time!

Related: Vatican Paper SLAMS The Force Awakens For Not Being Evil Enough?!

Speaking to The Washington Post, the actor said:

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Earns A Critics' Choice Best Picture Nomination — After Missing The Deadline! Find Out Why It Broke The Rules HERE!

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We didn't see this coming in a million light years!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be the most popular movie of all time judging by its box office numbers, but the sci-fi epic is actually a hit with critics as well.

In fact, even though the nominations for the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards were revealed on December 14… the J.J. Abrams flick managed to score a late entry on Tuesday!

Related: Did Star Wars Introduce A Gay Couple Without Us Knowing?

According to a press release, voters decided to add the 7th film in the franchise to their list, saying:

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Ewan McGregor Had A Secret Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cameo — Find Out Where To Spot It!

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This is pretty cool!

Over the weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally opened and — of course — shattered box office records.

The sci-fi adventure brought back popular original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill while introducing new characters played by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac!

Related: Cara Delevingne's Had The BREST Star Wars EVER!!

But because the film was directed by J.J. Abrams, there was a lot of secrecy around the project — which meant a lot of surprises and cameos!

Sure, we already knew about Simon Pegg's character and Daniel Craig's recently confirmed role as a stormtrooper, but we had no idea Ewan McGregor was going to be a part of the film!

[SPOILERS AHEAD]

About halfway through the film,

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SPOILER-FREE Reviews For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Are In — Have The Critics Joined The Dark Side?!

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We can't wait another parsec! Wait, that's distance, isn't it…

We're less than two days away from the most anticipated movie of all time, which means the critics are busy pushing out their reviews on the latest Star Wars movie!

As you may have heard, Star Wars: The Force Awakens already set the world record for advance tickets thanks to the $100 million it made in pre-purchase sales… but box office numbers don't always translate to critical acclaim.

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So… what did the industry's top critics think of the J.J. Abrams epic??

We rounded up the words of some of the biggest reviewers. Get a taste (below)!

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Harrison Ford Almost Didn't Return For Star Wars: The Force Awakens? See How Stephen Colbert Helped Convince Him!

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Say what?

On Tuesday's The Late Show, Stephen Colbert talked about his excitement for the upcoming HIGHLY anticipated flick Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

While dishing on his love for the sci-fi adventure, the late night host revealed Harrison Ford almost didn't return to the role of Han Solo!

Video: Andy Serkis Told Conan He's Playing Evil Jar Jar Binks In Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Colbert went on to unveil "secret footage" of the meeting that director J.J. Abrams had with Ford to try and convince the actor to return as the legendary character.

Surprisingly, the credit didn't go to J.J. as much as it did Stephen for dropping in on the meetup and annoying the heck out of the 73-year-old actor.

Ch-ch-check out the funnyman's hard sell on Solo (below)!

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Is There A Post Credits Scene After Star Wars: The Force Awakens? J.J. Abrams Tells You When To Leave The Theater!

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Is it worth your time?

Over the weekend, the cast of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens met with press in a secret location to avoid overzealous fans.

Most of the stars attended the hush-hush event — Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and director J.J. Abrams — though Mark Hamill was still missing!

Even though the meeting was secret, Entertainment Weekly reported on the event and got some inneresting deets.

Related: J.J. Abrams Denies He Cut Lupita Nyong'o's Star Wars Role For Not Being 'Satisfactory'!

One of the juiciest tidbits came when Abrams was asked if there would be a scene after the credits that would either tease Episode VII or the next movie in the franchise, Star Wars: Rogue One.

J.J. for once gave up the mystery and responded definitively, saying:

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J.J. Abrams Shoots Down Rumors He Cut Lupita Nyong'o's Star Wars Role For Not Being 'Satisfactory' — Get The REAL Story Here!

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There's a reason they're called rumors!

As you may have heard, UK paper The Sun reported Tuesday that Lupita Nyong'o's role in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens had been "massively cut in the finished edit."

Related: Harrison Ford Explains How 'A F*cking Door' Broke His Leg!

We were shocked to hear the news — considering she's an Oscar-winner — but a source was confident the story was true, telling the tabloid:

"There was a general sense that something wasn't working so a lot of her scenes ended up being either reworked or cut."

Well, it's a good thing that director J.J. Abrams has Lupita's back, because he just shot all those rumors down, telling Page Six:

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