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J.J. Abrams responds to leaked Star Wars photos with one of his own!

Jun. 4, 2014by:

The past few days have seen a ton of leaked photos in the way of what appears to be a small spaceport or town on Tatooine, as well as a pig-a-thing (trademarked, yo) and the Millennium freaking Falcon.  It's the nature of the movie business that this happens on large-scale films, especially those being kept under wraps, and Disney/Lucasfilm have a whole team of people who's job it is to NOT let this happen.  It's not often the director responds directly to leaks, but J.J. Abrams has done just that.

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Well there ya have it! Straight from the space-horse's mouth! I suppose the leaked pictures were fake, as the note sitting on the Falcon's holochess board clearly states that the notion of the Millennium Falcon in this movie is ridiculous. Wait a minute . . .

In all seriousness, it's super cool to see J.J. Abrams actually have a sense of humor. Props to you, good sir! At least going forward, I'll think twice before posting any leaked pictures. What? I didn't say I WOULDN'T post them. Just that I'd think twice.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is currently NOT filming on the Millennium Falcon, in preparation for a December 18, 2015 release.

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4:36AM on 06/05/2014

That's funny

Oh JJ, at least you have a since of humor about it. Unlike another certain brilliant movie maker that says he's just not going to do the movie anymore because something leaked, then changes his mind after the tantrum.
Oh JJ, at least you have a since of humor about it. Unlike another certain brilliant movie maker that says he's just not going to do the movie anymore because something leaked, then changes his mind after the tantrum.
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5:05PM on 06/04/2014
How are none of you catching the joke? The note is on a Dejarik board- which is on the MILLENNIUM FALCON.
How are none of you catching the joke? The note is on a Dejarik board- which is on the MILLENNIUM FALCON.
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2:01AM on 06/05/2014
Sean already pointed it out in the article.
Sean already pointed it out in the article.
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3:10PM on 06/04/2014
Anyone else want a font for their computer of his handwriting? Although now that I think about it....whoa what a mess that would cause.
Anyone else want a font for their computer of his handwriting? Although now that I think about it....whoa what a mess that would cause.
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2:33PM on 06/04/2014

You stay classy JJ

Funny and very well played JJ
I don't need leaked photos. I'm going with 'I want to be surprised and blown away with excitement when a poster or trailer is delivered'.
Funny and very well played JJ
I don't need leaked photos. I'm going with 'I want to be surprised and blown away with excitement when a poster or trailer is delivered'.
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8:09PM on 06/04/2014
My point exactly! Couldn't have said it better myself.
My point exactly! Couldn't have said it better myself.
1:38PM on 06/04/2014

Classy JJ

How they are handling the hype is great.
How they are handling the hype is great.
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1:37PM on 06/04/2014

Hypster

Right, and then half way through the movie everyone will change their name and we realize this is a FireFly reboot/remake! Oh My! Its not the Millennium Falcon, its Serenity! Oooohhhh.
Right, and then half way through the movie everyone will change their name and we realize this is a FireFly reboot/remake! Oh My! Its not the Millennium Falcon, its Serenity! Oooohhhh.
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12:20PM on 06/04/2014

Well played, sir

It's obvious JJ Abrams learned a few lessons from the STAR TREK John Harrison/Khan debacle of last year. He knows leaks are going to happen, but he's trying to control them to keep fans buzzing but also make sure nothing crucial gets out.

And no, Pig-a-Thing is actually the Grand Dame of the Gammorian Guards. ;)
It's obvious JJ Abrams learned a few lessons from the STAR TREK John Harrison/Khan debacle of last year. He knows leaks are going to happen, but he's trying to control them to keep fans buzzing but also make sure nothing crucial gets out.

And no, Pig-a-Thing is actually the Grand Dame of the Gammorian Guards. ;)
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12:17PM on 06/04/2014
You know there are going to be actual leaked photos and info, its almost impossible to stop. But who says JJ did not leak the photo himself just to get more buzz. I mean its something he would do. And really did anyone think the Falcon was not going to be in the movie they already said they build a full size replica inside and out. Still awesome though.
You know there are going to be actual leaked photos and info, its almost impossible to stop. But who says JJ did not leak the photo himself just to get more buzz. I mean its something he would do. And really did anyone think the Falcon was not going to be in the movie they already said they build a full size replica inside and out. Still awesome though.
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8:12PM on 06/04/2014
How much buzz does there need to be? It's fucking Star Wars! It comes complete with a built in audience! Everyone will go see this, including the ppl pretending to hate on it.
How much buzz does there need to be? It's fucking Star Wars! It comes complete with a built in audience! Everyone will go see this, including the ppl pretending to hate on it.
12:16PM on 06/04/2014
This is a different kind of viral thing. Unlike the super secret Cloverfield, JJ is taking a different track with Star Wars where leaks are part of the publicity campaign. There is some sense to this as Star Wars is an established product, the leaks are part of the tease. Star Wars is bound to make a fortune at the Box Office. The leaks are a way to show people it is going to be good.
This is a different kind of viral thing. Unlike the super secret Cloverfield, JJ is taking a different track with Star Wars where leaks are part of the publicity campaign. There is some sense to this as Star Wars is an established product, the leaks are part of the tease. Star Wars is bound to make a fortune at the Box Office. The leaks are a way to show people it is going to be good.
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12:12PM on 06/04/2014
He's desperately trying to conceal the fact that Pig-a-Thing (TM) is, in fact, a live-action version of Puumba. Wait till you see their Timon!
He's desperately trying to conceal the fact that Pig-a-Thing (TM) is, in fact, a live-action version of Puumba. Wait till you see their Timon!
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4:15PM on 06/04/2014
I would actually go for that, Lion King kicked ass.
I would actually go for that, Lion King kicked ass.
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