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.'

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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.

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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.

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