Yesterday, Bad Robot, the production company run by J.J. Abrams, sent out a tweet that said, simply, "Hi from the workshop" along with hashtag that read "#StarWarsVII." Accompanying the tweet was a behind-the-scenes photo from the Bad Robot office that had Abrams and Lucasfilm president (and "Star Wars: Episode VII" producer) Kathleen Kennedy awkwardly positioned around a full-size R2D2. As far as staged, behind-the-scenes photos go, this was, well, pretty awkward:
The photo doesn't exactly serve to dispel the rumors that Abrams and Kennedy have been butting heads over the direction of the film, which has so far resulted in one creative casualty: original screenwriter Michael Arndt, who won an Oscar for "Little Miss Sunshine" and was nominated for another with "Toy Story 3."
"Star Wars: Episode VII" recently received a December 18, 2015 release date, but little else is known about the movie, besides the fact that it probably takes place in space.