Director J.J. Abrams gave a tongue-in-cheek disapproval Wednesday of the photo leaks from the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” by tweeting a new photo from inside a recently leaked major prop.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) June 4, 2014
Abrams’ note, tweeted from his Bad Robot production company refers to a picture that surfaced from the set yesterday appearing to show the beginnings of the series’ iconic Millennium Falcon starship. The ship has practically become a cast member with a life and (slightly unreliable) personality of its own since the completion of the original trilogy.
Abrams’ note is laying on a Dejarik table — used for a Star Wars-version of chess — which fans saw for the first time inside the Falcon in Episode IV.
Though doubt has circulated about the ship’s viability 30 years after “Return of the Jedi” (it was already considered a “piece of junk” in “A New Hope”), its hard to imagine Han, Chewy and crew taking to space without it — whether everything works or not.
It’s even harder to imagine, given the size and scope of the film, that Abrams will be able to staunch leaks from the set, however much he wants to keep things under wrap until the film’s release on December 18, 2015.