F. Gary Gray didn’t wish to reveal much but declared, “All I have to say is I’m extremely excited about the direction we’re going in, and we’re really pushing to make sure the audience feels like it’s not more of the same.They feel like
They feel like it’s fresh, they feel like the characters they’ve come to know and love are there, but this is gonna be different, and that’s probably the most I can give you right now.”
He talked about Star Wars: The Force Awakens as an inspiration and said, “It’s a combination of both.
When you look at someone like J.J. Abrams who gives you the spectacle and great action set pieces but also gives you character and plotting and narrative, I think it’s my job–and my intention–to do both,” he said.
“You amp up everything, you work on the performances, you work on the story, you work on the action; it’s just not one thing. Hopefully, I bring more to it, that’s part of the point is to bring something different to the franchise while still satisfying what the fans want.”
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