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'Star Wars' Director JJ Abrams Reveals 'Mistake' In 'The Force Awakens'

He only regrets one thing... and no, it's not ditching Princess Leia's hair-buns.

09/03/2016 17:22 GMT

Film director JJ Abrams has revealed the one mistake he regrets from his latest outing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’.

The seventh instalment of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise hit cinemas late last year, and has gone on to become one of the most successful films in history, garnering critical acclaim from devotees of the sci-fi saga, as well as winning it a whole new legion of fans.

However, some people noticed one glaring blunder in the film, which the director has now revealed he wishes he could change.

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Daisy Ridley as Rey, with the true star of the show, BB8

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JJ has claimed that the scene when Chewbacca and Rey return from their mission, which saw Han Solo killed by his son, Kylo Ren, he should have had General Leia hug Chewy - who she has a three-decade history with - rather than Rey, who she’d never actually met.

He admitted to Slashfilm: That was probably one of the mistakes I made in that... had Chewbacca not been where he was, you probably wouldn't have thought of it. But because he was right there, passed by Leia, it felt almost like a slight, which was definitely not the intention.”

Rather than hugging Leia in the emotional moment, Chewy walks straight past her, which JJ admitted was something of an oversight.

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