JJ Abrams Reacts To 'Star Wars VII' Millennium Falcon Leak...But Not How You’d Expect

With a movie as large and far-reaching as the new Star Wars, Episode VII, it was always going to be impossible to stop certain juicy details from leaking to the eager fanbase. Director JJ Abrams is notoriously secretive but even he has had to give in after a sneaky production team member shared several shots of the Millennium Falcon spaceship being built in some kind of hangar.

The director tweeted a photo of what appears to be the hologram chess board that appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy bearing a note that read "I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie. - JJ."

Basically, Abrams is making fun of all the people speculating over whether the Falcon will be featured in the movie by saying 'yes fools, of course one of the most famous spaceships of all time is going to be in my movie.'

More: 7 things we really need to see in 'Star Wars 7.'

Published by TMZ, the shots show the franchise's most iconic craft in the process of being replicated in full size alongside what looks like an X-Wing starfighter. The location of the film set constructions wasn't disclosed but many have assumed that the photos were taken in England's Pinewood Studios, where much of the movie is being made.


Abrams' light-hearted tweet could signal a change of heart for the director who is known for his cagey attitude to sharing details from his projects. Perhaps the weight of the franchise and millions of expectant fans across the globe has forced the Star Trek: Into Darkness filmmaker to cool off and realise that people are only excited.

The Falcon's leak also coincides with the news that the cast has been boosted with 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o and Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie.

More: Fancy a role in 'Star Wars 7'? We have all the details.

They will be joining original cast members Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) as well as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow in the 2015 blockbuster which is rumoured to be titled The Ancient Fear.

JJ Abrams
Turns Out 'Star Wars 7' Director JJ Abrams Is Quite The Sport.


Contactmusic

Tags: Jj Abrams - Carrie Fisher - Mark Hamill - Harrison Ford

Advertisement

More Jj Abrams

Rian Johnson Confirms Star Wars Episode VII Will Focus on Physical Effects Over CGI

As expected, the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII reboot will feature more of what made the original movies smash hits and less on what made...

James Marsden Lands Role in HBO's 'Westworld'

HBO is known for big budget television series featuring high calibre stars, and it looks like their latest project is no different. 'Westworld' is based...

Star Wars: Episode VII Being Shot on Remote Island

The cast and crew of the new Star Wars film have descended upon a remote island off the south-western coast of Ireland to shoot a...

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

J.J Abrams treated Star Wars fans to a look at a new model of the iconic X-Wing Starfighter in a new video calling for submissions...

Advertisement

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

J.J. Abrams has been incrementally dripping visual information regarding the upcoming reboot, Star Wars: Episode VII; we’ve had a glimpse at a bustling Tattooine marketplace...

The Latest Star Wars Episode VII Cast Member: Christina Chong

Despite releasing a big cast photo back at the end of April, Star Wars Episode VII has continued to add to its roster. The latest...

Meet The New 'Star Wars Episode VII' Cast Members Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke

Newcomers Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke have become the latest additions to the Star Wars Episode VII cast, after beating out 67,000 other hopefuls. Overnight...

So, What CAN Kevin Smith Tell Us About His Visit To Star Wars Land?

We know a few things from Kevin Smith’s trip to the Star Wars Episode VII set. He cried, we saw that in the selfie, and...

Advertisement

Comments

Jj Abrams Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jj Abrams

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All