So this is moviemaking in the year 2014. No sooner had director J.J. Abrams stepped onto the Abu Dhabi set of the new ‘Star Wars Episode VII‘ film he’s overseeing, but a disturbing number of pictures started popping up on the Internet, each giving away tiny glimpses of what fans can expect come December 2015. Among the sightings that got fans in a fizz were images of practical effects, partial backdrops, oversized puppet creatures, and of course, a cone like cockpit which looked shockingly like the pilot area of the Millennium Falcon. From TMZ to personal blogs, everyone had access to, and an opinion about, such spoilers, but no one trumped the click bait traffic better than Abrams himself.
In a move which has purists as pleased as a pitcher of punch from the Mos Eisley Cantina, the filmmaker posted his own snapshot of a rather innocuous note which read “I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie. JJ.” You can see it below:
Of course, clever aficionados of all things Lucas instantly recognized what was behind the piece of paper. It’s the holographic chess board featured in ‘Episode IV.’ The game is actually called “Dejarik,” and if you don’t quite remember the scene, it’s the one where Han Solo warns C3PO and R2D2 to let Chewbacca win, since when he loses, he tends to rip people’s (and, by assumption, robot’s) arms off. Talk about a clever way to confirm some facts while trying to halt the leaking of more information. It probably won’t work, but it’s a noble effort on behalf of the man in charge of it all.
Source: Film Buff Online