J.J. Abrams Responds to Leaked ‘Star Wars’ Set Photos

In this video grab made available by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM on Thursday, May 22, J.J. Abrams, director of "Star Wars: Episode VII," talks to the fans from the movie set in the desert in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. –Lucasfilm Ltd./Associated Press

If you thought J.J. Abrams would be mad over the number of leaked photos from the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII,’’ then you’d only be sort of right.

In a tongue-in-cheek message posted on his Twitter account, the director of the upcoming “Star Wars’’ sequel addressed the images as well as rumors that the Millennium Falcon would appear in the film.

While Abrams says that the rumors about the famed spaceship are “ridiculous,’’ the handwritten message seems to be laying atop the holochess board featured in the original “Star Wars,’’ suggesting that the Millennium Falcon may indeed be seen in the sequel after all.


Regardless of whether or not we see Han Solo’s ride race across the galaxy on screen, it’s interesting to see Abrams post anything from the set, as the director is usually secretive when it comes to the production of his films.

Last year, Abrams drew the ire of fans for his secrecy over Benedict Cumberbatch’s character Khan, a beloved character among Trekkies that appeared in “Star Trek Into Darkness.’’

If the director’s latest tweet is any indication, he may have finally turned over a new leaf on his thoughts about leaks. Or it could all be a big ruse to distract fans from the film’s major story. Guess we’ll have to wait until December 2015 to find out.

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