J.J. Abrams has been a good sport about handling the uniquely colossal anticipation surrounding Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens. He’s tweeted jokes and crossover videos and pictures, but he’s not completely flippant about it. Abrams revealed in a recent interview with news.com.au that he is nervous about so much from the film being apparently spoiled and the difficulty of keeping the public as spoiler-free as possible.
“The level of scrutiny is pretty much unprecedented for me. My dream is that, despite so many rumors — many of which are true, many of which are untrue — when people see the movie, they see something that hasn’t been completely ruined for them by having read spoilers they might not have wanted to read.”
Many of us will remember the positively silly run arounds Abrams and crew gave the media about the true identify of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in Star Trek Into Darkness. At least with Star Wars Episode 7, Abrams avoided addressing any particular rumors, including the reported death of a major character.
We’ve still got 8 months to go between now and when Star Wars Episode 7 premieres in December. I say, the more trailers and posters and whatever other official info the public can see, the more likely we’ll eat that up instead of spoilers and rumors, at least a little.