JJ Abrams answers ‘Star Wars’ questions from George Lucas, Jared Leto and more – watch

Director of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is also put on the spot by Lena Dunham and Katie Couric

JJ Abrams has gamely answered questions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens from a range of famous faces.

In a special ‘Ask JJ Anything’ interview for Vanity Fair, the director of the new Star Wars movie is put on the spot by Jared Leto, Lena Dunham, US news anchor Katie Couric, Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine and even Star Wars creator George Lucas, who have all recorded questions on video for him.

Watch Abrams swiping through their Star Wars questions, some more tongue-in-cheek than others, on his iPad below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release in the UK on December 17 and in the US a day later. It takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jedi though specific plot details are being kept tightly under the wraps. The film’s script was penned by Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.

Alongside Daisy Ridley and the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the film’s cast also includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Andy Serkis. Meanwhile, it has recently emerged that the film will feature a character apparently named after a Beastie Boys album.

Hamill’s character Luke Skywalker has been conspicuously absent from recent promos for the movie, a state of affairs which Abrams recently admitted is “no accident”.