Although little is known for certain about ‘Star Wars VII’, it seems we may know more than we thought… as director J.J. Abrams admits that some of the rumours are true.
That’s right ‘Star Wars’ fans – although security has been tighter than a Trade Federation blockade, it looks as though some of those juicy ‘Star Wars VII’ rumours may turn out to be true. And while J.J. Abrams admits that there’s more to them than it seems, we have to wonder…
During an interview with the BBC, ‘Star Wars’ director J.J. Abrams admitted that there’s been a few problems with secrecy… and some of the rumours are true.
“We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work,” he said. And after a slew of leaks – including set pictures as well as concept art and script breakdowns – it looks as though the ‘Star Wars’ director has been having trouble keeping a lid on things.
“There are a ton of rumours - some true, some false,” he added. “But I’m grateful for everyone who would want to read a spoiler because it means that they care and want to see the movie.”
“I know what it feels like, as an enormous Star Wars fan myself.”
It’s an interesting move for the director of one of the biggest (and most secretive) franchises in Hollywood to openly admit that some of the rumours we’ve seen are on the money. But we can’t help thinking there are plenty of elements of ‘Star Wars VII’ that remain unclear.
So at least not everything has been spoiled.
“I can’t wait for you to see it,” said Abrams. “It’s been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it’s been a complete kick to put this together.”
Of course, there’s still one big question that remains – which of the rumours are true and which are false? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ heads to cinemas on 18 December 2015.
More Star Wars News
Here’s some of the other ‘Star Wars’ bits you may have missed this week…
Star Wars Weekends Looking For Darth Vader
A rather awesome opportunity has arisen for cosplayers and professional Star Wars costumers… as Disney’s Star Wars Weekends begins a search for several key roles – including Darth Vader, Chewbacca and some Ewoks.
“Disney Creative Entertainment is seeking performers for Star Wars™ Weekends, performed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL,” says the official statement. “Darth Vader and Chewbacca: Males, 6’3“ - 6’10” , with slender to athletic builds. Should have basic rhythmic coordination. Ewoks: Male or Female, 4’ - 4’10”. Should have basic rhythmic coordination. All performers should be comfortable wearing full body costumes that may restrict both vision and movement, and will require performing in hot and humid outdoor weather.”
A great opportunity for folks in the area… and if you get an audition, let us know how you got on!
First Official Star Wars VII Item Available To Pre-Order
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ may be a long way away, but it looks as though we can pre-order our first official merchandise – a book detailing the art of the movie.
The folks at Jedi Bibliothek reveal that a new book, ‘The Art of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ has appeared over at Amazon. And the news gets better – it’s available to pre-order at Amazon’s German site.
After waiting so long for this film, it’s encouraging to think that official tie-in media is just around the corner.
Picture Credit: Lucasfilm