HOLLYWOOD – A new picture of the Millennium Falcon from the set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode 7 has caused huge internet confusion mixed with consternation and laced with trepidation.
The picture of the Millennium Falcon was put up by Mr. Abrams who has been strategically teasing glimpses of the production from concept art to a photograph of the first read through. However, initial reaction ranged from puzzled to furious.
‘Is that what I think it is?’ commented a wryly amused George Lucas. ‘Oh well. Whatever.’
On twitter @EwoksBinks – commonly recognised as the biggest Star Wars fan in the world – tweeted, ‘This is an outrage. 1st genocide, then child diseases and now this? #GodisNotGood’
Abrams himself however played down the controversy and in an EXCLUSIVE telephone conversation with Studio Exec revealed the direction the Star Wars universe might be taking:
Everyone knows I did Star Trek coming into this. And so I was always going to be influenced by that universe. So I’ve been thinking more and more, what if the two universes were actually one universe? I talked to Disney and they said ‘Would it be cheap?’ I said, ‘Yeah’, and so here we are.
Can you give us any other hints of how Star Trek is influencing Star Wars?
No, not at all. To tell you anymore would be illogical as Chewbaccca would say!
Star Wars 7: The Wrath of the Sith will be released in 2016.