So, whom do we have to thank for "The Force Awakens"
J.J. Abrams, of course, for bringing back the spirit of original "Star Wars".
The entire cast, old timers and new.
Perhaps most importantly, Lawrence Kasdan.
Who is Kasdan? He wrote "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". And, when Episode VII was having script problems, Abrams brought Kasdan on board to pen "The Force Awakens".
(Another film Kasdan wrote? A little movie called "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Yep, that's quite a resume.)
Whom else do we have to thank?
George Lucas, for stepping away.