J.J. Abrams discusses Star Wars secrecy

The director talks keeping plot details under wraps

Ever wondered why you don’t know every little detail about Star Wars Episode VII right now? Well, according to the director himself, the studio are going to extreme measures to reserve secrecy...

The Daily Telegraph spoke to J.J. Abrams about keeping plot details under wraps, and he said that, with the Khan reveal in Star Trek Into Darkness, “[we] were trying to preserve the unexpected for the audience, but it came across as if we were trying to be too clever.

Star Wars is in every way a different animal. It’s always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I’ve been used to, so I’m sure there’ll be some sort of compromise. But it feels to me like there’s a purity in not knowing every little thing.”

When asked specifically about the measures taken with Star Wars, Abrams said “I’m working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper. I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing…It seems rather extreme.”

So there you have it – the secret to Bad Robot’s strict confidentiality is... black paper.

Is that one step too far? Would you rather just be able to read the script right now? Let us know below...


    • RKman

      Jan 28th 2014, 10:30

      "I'm working on the script today.........." I've heard that the script is done some time ago? well is it?

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    • ilikescifi

      Jan 28th 2014, 12:00

      yes, tell us about how your'e not going to tell us, tell it again

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    • SiMan

      Jan 28th 2014, 14:29

      Who do you reckon is that harder fan-base to appease? Trekkies, or Star Wars fans (sorry, don't know what the collectieve term for them is, Warries??)?

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 28th 2014, 14:29

      It's time for some casting announcements already! At least announce that the original cast are coming back cause it's the worst kept secret in Hollywood.

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