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One element of Star Wars canon will definitely not be in The Force Awakens

08.04.2015

J.J. Abrams has been very tight-lipped about any plot elements related to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS outside of the officially released images, teasers, and presentations. Still, the man who grew up a fan of George Lucas' saga is not above sharing some fun and ridiculous answers about the seventh entry in the series set in a galaxy far, far away.

During an interview with MTV, Abrams dodged questions about the running time of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, whether some iconic lines will be uttered in the film, and even about whether R2-D2 is an asshole on set. But, one question asked got a definitive answer that should please haters of the prequels.

When asked whether midichlorians will be mentioned by any characters in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, Abrams uttered a single word answer.

"No."

J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy have previously said that STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS would treat all six films as canon but would be maintaining the aesthetic of the original trilogy. Midichlorians are one of the most hated additions to canon that George Lucas added via the prequel films and I don't think there was any doubt it would not be mentioned again, but there should be solace in the confirmation that it is absolutely not coming back in the new film.

Check out Abrams' other ridiculous answers in the embed below. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens on December 18th.

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7:18PM on 08/05/2015

Even if they were

Who cares. The whole midichlorians aspect does not take away from the Force.

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Who cares. The whole midichlorians aspect does not take away from the Force.

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4:55PM on 08/05/2015

Who thinks Midichlorians are canon?

Because I don't. Nor do I consider the prequels canon.
Because I don't. Nor do I consider the prequels canon.
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10:49AM on 08/05/2015

The very definition of non-news

What were people expecting? A whole movie talking about midichlorians? It was fake science that was brought up once and never needed to be brought back again, whether the concept was popular or not.

Sometimes, Star Wars articles feels more like "let's remind ourselves what we hated about the prequel trilogy!" As if the typical geek needed reasons to get angry about something...
What were people expecting? A whole movie talking about midichlorians? It was fake science that was brought up once and never needed to be brought back again, whether the concept was popular or not.

Sometimes, Star Wars articles feels more like "let's remind ourselves what we hated about the prequel trilogy!" As if the typical geek needed reasons to get angry about something...
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8:28AM on 08/05/2015
I don't know that Midichlorians destroyed the spiritual aspect of The Force, really - it's just a different way of looking at spirituality given that, certainly by the time of the original trilogy, belief in The Force was reduced and mocked a bit, much like the old-fashioned Jedi weaponry, if understanding the idea of Midichlorians was not widespread, and being able to "hear" them took dedication, training and a peaceful mind, it's much like faith except the "will of the universe" is
I don't know that Midichlorians destroyed the spiritual aspect of The Force, really - it's just a different way of looking at spirituality given that, certainly by the time of the original trilogy, belief in The Force was reduced and mocked a bit, much like the old-fashioned Jedi weaponry, if understanding the idea of Midichlorians was not widespread, and being able to "hear" them took dedication, training and a peaceful mind, it's much like faith except the "will of the universe" is microscopic instead of ethereal - it's still an omnipresent entity that followers wish to do the bidding thereof. In many ways it's a clever idea because it maintains Star Wars' balancing of sci-fi and fantasy down to a cellular level. I can see why people wouldn't like it because it felt like an explanation that wasn't needed, but if anything it could be viewed as one of Lucas' bolder sci-fi concepts - microscopic "gods" - interesting stuff.
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7:31AM on 08/05/2015
In my experience, midichlorians really WERE among the most hated things about the prequels (for all the reasons that darthmo said below). I certainly don't believe they were the single worst aspect, but yeah, thinking about them cheeses me off.
You know, it's funny, one of my best friends is a huge Star Wars geek, and they absolutely adore the prequels even more than the original trilogy. While I don't hate all the prequels and even enjoy one of them for what it is, I certainly don't get how
In my experience, midichlorians really WERE among the most hated things about the prequels (for all the reasons that darthmo said below). I certainly don't believe they were the single worst aspect, but yeah, thinking about them cheeses me off.
You know, it's funny, one of my best friends is a huge Star Wars geek, and they absolutely adore the prequels even more than the original trilogy. While I don't hate all the prequels and even enjoy one of them for what it is, I certainly don't get how they can like the prequels better. But I guess there's an audience out there for them, after all.
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12:59AM on 08/05/2015
Midichlorians are the most hated? really? I've never heard that before. I find that hard to believe. I could care less if their mentioned. I think hands down what people seemed to hate about the prequels (character wise anyway) was Jar Jar Binks. I actually liked Jar Jar. I think what I disliked was all the senate debates in the film. It's Star Wars not Court Wars!
Midichlorians are the most hated? really? I've never heard that before. I find that hard to believe. I could care less if their mentioned. I think hands down what people seemed to hate about the prequels (character wise anyway) was Jar Jar Binks. I actually liked Jar Jar. I think what I disliked was all the senate debates in the film. It's Star Wars not Court Wars!
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11:17PM on 08/04/2015

MIDI what?!

what do you mean they were the most hated in the prequels? Jeez really? Of all the rants i've heard and read about the prequels nobody mentioned anything about these midiwhatevers you speak of. Are you just trying to get us to read this dumbass article?
what do you mean they were the most hated in the prequels? Jeez really? Of all the rants i've heard and read about the prequels nobody mentioned anything about these midiwhatevers you speak of. Are you just trying to get us to read this dumbass article?
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10:00PM on 08/04/2015
Off all the things to take issue with in the prequels, midichlorians is at the rock bottom of the list
Off all the things to take issue with in the prequels, midichlorians is at the rock bottom of the list
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1:11AM on 08/05/2015
I personally wouldn't entirely agree. The idea of Midichlorians destroyed the spiritual mythos and physical transcendence that was set up so well in Empire.
It made the whole concept of the Force nothing more than a scientific matter of fact rather which was never alluded to in the OT.
I personally wouldn't entirely agree. The idea of Midichlorians destroyed the spiritual mythos and physical transcendence that was set up so well in Empire.
It made the whole concept of the Force nothing more than a scientific matter of fact rather which was never alluded to in the OT.
6:36PM on 08/04/2015
I'm actually one of those Star Wars who likes the prequels (though obviously the original trilogy is superior), and I think this is for the best. There's no need to ever bring them up again.
I guess there's still a possibility about a subplot involving the taxation of trade routes though.
I'm actually one of those Star Wars who likes the prequels (though obviously the original trilogy is superior), and I think this is for the best. There's no need to ever bring them up again.
I guess there's still a possibility about a subplot involving the taxation of trade routes though.
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6:09PM on 08/04/2015
I have no problem with this.
I have no problem with this.
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