Making a popular movie is already hard enough with the Internet being a tempting source for leaks. When your movie is Star Wars, you can assume that it’s damn near impossible.
Director J.J. Abrams is learning that the hard way seeing that his current film Episode VII fell victim to early spoilers in the picture form.
Luckily, he’s being a good sport about it and gave fans another sneak-peek by tweeting out a picture of the Millennium Falcon.
Turns out that you can only leak so many photos from the “Star Wars: Episode VII” set before J.J. Abrams has something to say about it.
A tweet from Bad Robot suggests that the master of the mystery box is taking the steady stream of leaks in stride.
For those of you who might be confused, the checkered piece of metal in the background of Abrams’ note is the hologram chess board that appeared in the original “Star Wars.”
Not that it needs to be said after the latest round of photos from TMZ, but this is Abrams’ way of saying “Of course the Millennium Falcon is in ‘Episode VII.’ Because what’s the point of continuing the series otherwise?”
The tweet is a fairly lighthearted response, especially from a director who has been burned by leaks before.
Lucasfilm let out a legal announcement earlier in the week, revealing that Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie have been added to the cast.
May the force be with you with the picture on the flip.
Photo: Twitter/Bad Robot