Things are getting really meta around here with the teasing of teasing of details for the next installment of "Star Wars." We know J.J. Abrams is all about the secrecy, but can't he give us a break? We're dying over he-ah! The dribbles of information about a movie that's supposedly already filming aren't slaking our thirst for all things "Star Wars."
Once again, Disney chairman Alan Horn is the one tormenting us with details. Horn divulged in early April that filming had already begun on "Star Wars: Episode VII," although it sounded like the script wasn't quite rock solid just yet. Last weekend during a talk at the Tribeca Film Festival, he told Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman, "We did some second-unit work in Abu Dhabi and other places because we have all these locations we have to film, and we have to give it that 'Star Wars'-ian, if I can use that as an adjective, look." Hey, Kubrickian is a thing - why not "Star Wars"-ian, right?
Of course, principal photography hasn't technically begun, which is good because casting still isn't complete. Like, it probably is, but Abrams has all the principal actors locked in a closet somewhere until they can be smuggled to Pinewood Studios under the cover of night.
At least we know Chewie is coming back. That's a little nugget of hope to cling to this long dark teatime of the soul.
[via The Wrap]
Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival