'Star Wars Episode 7' is currently filming at the Pinewood Studios in London, England and over the last week the Hollywood gossip website TMZ has released and leaked over 60 plus photos from the offical 'Star Wars' set. Included in the photos were evidence that the famous ship flown by 'Han Solo' himself, the 'Millennium Falcon' would be part of Episode 7. It's very surprising to see any leaks from a Bad Robot production as JJ Abrams has always been a big proponent of the 'mystery box' style of story-telling. This morning JJ took to the Bad Robot twitter account and reveled a photo as well as a hand written note pleading for people to stop leaking photos.
It reads- 'I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII and making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie JJ.'
The note is quite tongue and cheek as it's laying on the infamous holographic chessboard from inside the Falcon. The chess board is actually called a Dejarik table. 'Chewbacca' and 'R2-D2' played a game on Dejarik table in Episode 4 'A New Hope,' and that scene gave us the iconic line, 'Let the Wookiee win'. The jury is still out if in fact the TMZ leak was legit. There are very intelligent people that are members of the brain-trust at 'Lucasfilm', 'Disney' and 'Bad Robot'. We could be witnessing the most elaborate and thought out marketing plan ever conceived. Regardless its seems that Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy was correct when she said they would get JJ to soften on his stance about providing story information. JJ is being devilishly playful with the audience which is why he is the perfect magician to lead us back to the galaxy far far away. What do you think? Sound off below!
Star Wars: Episode VII lands in theaters worldwide on December 18, 2015 Featuring John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow as they are joined the stars of the original trilogy, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. It's being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with John Williams returns as the composer.