Wednesday, June 04, 2014

J.J. Abrams Addresses Leaked ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Photos With Clever Image And Confirmation

From slashfilm In response to all the leaked photos from the set of Star Wars Episode VII, writer and director J.J. Abrams used the Bad Robot Twitter to send a note to fans. It says “I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII and making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie.” But, the location makes it very funny. 

Obviously, that’s the holochess board from inside the Falcon, as made famous by the “Let the Wookie Win” scene in A New Hope. Oh J.J., you so clever. We get it.
Besides the obvious nature of this photo, there are some additional subtexts. First, it confirms what Peter had been saying on Twitter, that the TMZ photos were indeed leaked and Abrams and company are indeed pissed about it. But, at the same time, Abrams is offering fans up something in return. An image from inside the Falcon, confirming it’s in the movie (as if we didn’t know that 15 times over). That’s more than Abrams usually shows fans. Plus, with the UNICEF video you have to think Kathleen Kennedy’s claim from months ago that production would be more transparent than the usual Abrams mystery box stuff is true. Very slowly, but surely, Abrams is showing fans things. He just feels the TMZ stuff is too early, and you can’t really blame him.
Star Wars Episode VII is now filming in London, aboard the Millennium Falcon apparently, and it hits theaters December 18, 2015. It stars ohn Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.


JPX said...

I am stunned that no one on this blog is beaming about all the Star Wars pictures I've been posting. I've never been so excited for a movie in my entire life!

Octopunk said...

I"m excited but I'm also guarded. Feel like I've been burned by this franchise before.

JPX said...

I can understand that but its J.J.Abrams, it's the original cast, and it's a sequel to Return of the Jedi!!! Also the use of practical FX is awesome!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Who the hell is Lupita Nyongo?

The pictures have been cool. I'm surprised someone has the balls to leak photos so early on. At least wait until you get some good ones of Han and Chewie etc.

AC said...

Also guarded, same reasoning as octopunk. If it's great I'll be over the moon!