With a total of two unauthorized set photo dumps in the last week, Star Wars Episode VII seems like a leaky row boat. Hey, stuff happens, right? I mean, how many cell phone videos of Batman’s final fight with Bane in The Dark Knight Rises appeared on You Tube while that movie was shooting in Pittsburgh? Well, J.J. Abrams isn’t pleased. The filmmaker behind the upcoming Star Wars sequel posted a picture to Twitter that was a little tongue-in-cheek, but nonetheless reminded fans that the director know for his privacy on-set, would kind of like it back again.

“I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie. J.J.”

So there’s another guy building a gigantic replica of the Millennium Falcon on a film set somewhere? Of course not, and you’ll notice that the below Twitpic has J.J.’s note taped to what looks like the holographic chess board that R2-D2 and Chewbacca played their epic match on in A New Hope.


Clearly, Abrams is have a bit of fun and winking a little at his audience and their excitement about the film. Sadly, for him, like the paparazzi market for celebrity photos, the nerd demand for Star Wars nuggets will ensure that people looking to make some quick cash on those nuggets will remain in business. It’s not the leakers, it’s the market. If you want to stop Star Wars set photos from being so provocative, fewer people will have to clamor for them, and of course, no film franchise is going to want fans to get less excited for their movies. It’s a tricky Catch-22 for both fans and filmmakers in this age of instant info.

Agree? Disagree? Indifferent? You decide. We’ll have more Star Wars news as it leaks develops.

Source: Coming Soon

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