JJ Abrams doesn't want you to watch 'Star Wars' on your phone: 'It is the nightmare of every storyteller'

'The Force Awakens' director isn't keen on his films being on handheld devices

JJ Abrams has spoken of the "nightmare" scenario he faces if fans choose to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on their phones.

The director helmed the first film since Disney decided to reboot the classic franchise with the blockbuster arriving on iTunes and DVD in April.

Speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas yesterday (March 14), The Guardian reports Abrams discussed the very real possibility that fans will watch his movie on their smartphones.

"Anyone who makes movies will say: 'Please don’t watch my movies on that,'" Abrams said.

"It is the nightmare of every storyteller that people are going to watch something you made on something so small," he said, while admitting that it was inevitable that some people would watch the movie on a handheld device.

The DVD and Blu-Ray release will be packed with extras including an in-depth documentary shot behind the scenes of J.J. Abrams' film plus deleted scenes and interviews with the cast and crew. A UK release date is set for April 18.

Since its release in mid-December, J.J. Abrams' film has raked in over $2 billion at the global box office, making it the third highest-grossing film of all time behind James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic.

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