Listen To J.J. Abrams Talk ‘Star Wars’ (From 2007)

Abrams’ love of “Star Wars” has never been a secret, and it was one of the contributing factors to him getting the “Episode VII” job. In the wake of that news, people have been combing the archives for every time Abrams mentioned “Star Wars” to try to get an idea of what is coming our way in 2015 or 2016.

The latest video to surface comes from a TED talk Abrams did in 2007 at the height of his IT boy status. In the clip, the director and producer explains his favorite dramatic element, the mystery box, and how it makes the first “Star Wars” automatically interesting.

Check out the clip after the jump!

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