"I'd be lying if I said there weren't pangs of regret," said JJ Abrams, who handed over director's duties to Ryan Johnson
"We started working with Rey and Finn. The first time we did it, it didn't work at all as we wrote it. And when Harrison Ford got injured, we ended up having a few weeks off. When we went back to work again, we just reshot those scenes from the ground up and it was an amazingly helpful thing to get these two characters to where they needed to be"
Twelve days after it first hit screens, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has posted an estimated $1 billion sales in global box office. In doing so, the J J Abrams-directed film has become the fastest movie to pass the milestone. The previous record was held by Jurassic World, >, which took 13 days to cross the mark
Harrison Ford is recuperating after surgery to heal a broken leg suffered during production on Star Wars: Episode VII.