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J.J. Abrams answers Star Wars questions from George Lucas, Jared Leto and more

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J.J. Abrams may be putting the final touches on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that doesn't mean he's free from questioning.

In a new video recorded for Vanity Fair, Abrams tackles questions from various celebrities, editors and tech executives. One of the most notable questions comes from Star Wars creator George Lucas, who presses Abrams about what's happened to Darth Vader's grandchildren.

"Oh, George," Abrams says through laughter. "This is great. Um, you tell me, man. You made all this shit up!"

Suicide Squad star Jared Leto also makes an appearance in the video, but only to chastise Abrams for not casting him as the Wookiee, Chewbacca, a character made famous by Peter Mayhew. A question to which Abrams replies he had nothing to do with since Chewbacca was cast over 30 years ago.

Abrams even fields a few questions about Lost, the show he executive produced and whose pilot he directed back in 2004. RE/code (a Vox Media website) executive editor Kara Swisher asks Abrams point blank if the passengers on the plane really did die, Abrams replies by asking Vanity Fair producers if they can throw showrunner Damon Lindelof's phone number at the bottom of the screen.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.