Director J.J. Abrams’ desire to incorporate the use of lens flares in his films, such as in his successful Star Trek reboot, is well known across Hollywood and the fan community. And of course this was brought up immediately in some way, shape, or form once his name was officially attached to the production of Episode VII.
So the question can be asked once again: Will Abrams’ signature lens flares make their way into Episode VII? According to an article posted on TG Daily, the latest installment in the Star Wars saga might in fact be flare-free.
Abrams confirmed to Crave that he “actually had to use ILM [Industrial Light & Magic] to remove lens flare in a couple of shots, which is, I know, moronic. But I think admitting you’re an addict is the first step towards recovery.”
Obviously this quote doesn’t provide a definitive answer to the question, but it does reveal that Abrams might be hesitant to include lens flares in Episode VII. Or at the very least, include them in a subtle manner that precludes their appearance from being a topic of conversation (if that is even possible in the Star Wars fan community…)
Source: Jedi News