7 J.J. Abrams Hallmarks You Might See in ‘Star Wars VII’
Back (And Forth) In Time
Linear narratives are so 1990s. From Alias to Trek, Abrams' work likes to jump around through various time frames - often starting in the middle of a key event and then devoting significant running time to explain how we got to that point. It's safe to assume that Star Wars: Episode VII's structure will play around with this trope as well.