JJ Abrams cops to one 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 'mistake'

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J.J. Abrams admitted he made a "mistake" in one particular scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" — given the film's box office and critical reception, there weren't all that many errors for him to choose from.

In a recent interview with Slashfilm, the man who grabbed George Lucas' light saber explained why Leia hugged Rey instead of Chewbacca immediately after the murder of the wookie's best friend, Han Solo.

"That was probably one of the mistakes I made in that," Abrams began his thoughtful response. "My thinking at the time was that Chewbacca, despite the pain he was feeling, was focused on trying to save Finn and getting him taken care of."

"So I tried to have Chewbacca go off with him and focus on Rey, and then have Rey find Leia and Leia find Rey," he continued. "The idea being that both of them being strong with the Force and never having met, would know about each other — that Leia would have been told about her beyond what we saw onscreen and Rey of course would have learned about Leia. And that reunion would be a meeting and a reunion all in one, and a sort of commiseration of their mutual loss."

However, since Chewie was blocked into the scene and not running off with Finn, the moment was perceived as a slight of sorts to some superfans, which Abrams acknowledged.

"Had Chewbacca not been where he was, you probably wouldn't have thought of it," the director added. "But because he was right there, passed by Leia, it felt almost like a slight, which was definitely not the intention."

Rian Johnson's "Star Wars 8" zooms into theaters on Dec. 15, 2017. The Abrams-produced "10 Cloverfield Lane" comes out on Friday.

And speaking of Chewie, the giant furry co-pilot has been confirmed to appear in the previously reported Han Solo origin story installment of franchise spinoff, "Star Wars: Stories." Read details about that and the first standalone film, "Rogue One," here.

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JJ Abrams cops to one 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 'mistake'
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters get married with a Star Wars themed wedding at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
Members of the media are seen as Star Wars' movie character R2-D2 wearing a black bow tie glides down the red carpet for the wedding of Star Wars fans, Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters, from Australia who are getting married at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The new movie sequel âStar Wars: The Force Awakensâ begins screening tonight. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Australian Star Wars fans, Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter get married by officiator Obi-Shawn Crosby, top left, at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The couple stood alongside a wedding party of âStar Warsâ characters, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, a stormtrooper and R2-D2. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
âStar Warsâ movie character R2-D2 wears a black bow tie with gold wedding bands for the wedding of Star Wars fans, Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters, from Australia, getting married at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" begins screening tonight. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Violinist Bryan Lee plays the "Imperial March," a musical theme in "Star Wars" movie, to introduce Australian fan of the movie Caroline Ritter, second right, escorted by the movie character Darth Vader, right, and R2-D2, second left, before she gets married at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Australian Star Wars fans, Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters, center, kiss as they get married at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Los Angeles, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The couple stood alongside a wedding party of âStar Warsâ characters, including Chewbacca, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and a stormtrooper. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Australian Star Wars fans, Andrew Porters, second from left, and Caroline Ritter, fourth from left, get married by officiator Obi-Shawn Crosby, at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Los Angeles, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The couple stood alongside a wedding party of âStar Warsâ characters, including Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, a stormtrooper and R2-D2. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Australian Star Wars fans, Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter get married at the forecourt of Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The couple stood alongside a wedding party of âStar Warsâ characters, including Chewbacca, top left, and Darth Vader, top right. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Star Wars fans Andrew Porters (L) and Caroline Ritter of Australia, who were married today in a Star Wars-themed wedding in the forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre earlier today, kiss as they emerge from a screening on opening night of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on December 17, 2015 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Andrew Porters at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Shawn Crosby at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR IMAX - Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters, pictured with guests, were married on December 17th at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood as part of LiningUp.netâs â12 Days of Star Warsâ charity event in anticipation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To celebrate their wedding, IMAX surprised Ritter and Porters with a $5,000 donation on their behalf to the Starlight Childrenâs Foundation, as well as gifted them with $5,000 toward their honeymoon. (Photo by IMAX via AP Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Jason Thomas at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Andrew Porters at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Atmosphere at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Atmosphere at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Atmosphere at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Cosplayer David Baxter dressed as Darth Vader escorts Caroline Ritter at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter hekd in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Chewbacca at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Atmosphere at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Cosplayer David Baxter dressed as Darth Vader at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter hekd in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Andrew Porters at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Shawn Crosby at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Cake provided by Baskin Robbins at the 'Star Wars' Wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter hekd in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Cosplayers dressed as Obi Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Storm Trooper and Anakin Skywalker at the 'Star Wars' wedding of fans Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter held in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese IMax Theatre on December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 17: Performers, wearing 'Star Wars' costumes pose during the 'Star Wars' themed wedding ceremony of 29-years-old firefighter Andrew Porters (not seen) and 34-years-old truck driver Caroline Ritter (not seen) which organized in front of the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, USA on December 17, 2015. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 17: 29-years-old firefighter Andrew Porters (R) and 34-years-old truck driver Caroline Ritter (L) poses with a performer wearing 'Darth Wader' costume during their 'Star Wars themed' wedding ceremony organized in front of the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, USA on December 17, 2015. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Australian Star Wars fans Andrew Porters, 29 and Caroline Ritter, 34, celebrate their marriage in a Star Wars-themed wedding, in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre, December 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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