According to Metro on Jan. 26, J.J. Abrams had mentioned that there's some kind of purity in keeping his "Star Wars 7" film a dark secret. He has been rather well known for keeping his projects under wraps and even his "Star Wars" films aren't immune even though it's well known for a more open, fan-engaging universe.
"Star Wars is in every way a different animal. It’s always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I've been used to, so I’m sure there’ll be some sort of compromise. But it feels to me like there’s a purity in not knowing every little thing".
It is understandable that the idea of keeping things under wraps to give the audience the ability to actually enjoy the film without any kind of prior knowledge. In fact such knowledge was even kept secret by his own staff as Abrams worked in his own office on the "Star Wars 7" script.
"My office… I’m working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper. ‘I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing. It seems rather extreme".
Even Simon Pegg, who played Scotty in Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" film, sees the value in protecting the content of a film in general. In fact, he feels that only the weak minded would be interested in such things, but feels that protecting the audience from themselves is something he's always been wanting to achieve as well as Abrams.
"Star Wars 7" is scheduled to be released on Dec. 18, 2015.