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J.J. Abrams Asks For End to ‘Star Wars’ Photo Leaks By Leaking One of His Own

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Secretive director J.J. Abrams, who had a wall built to prevent more photo leaks from one of the shooting locations Star Trek Into Darkness, apparently has decided if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

After two days of leaked images from Star Wars: Episode VII, including shots of the Millennium Falcon under construction, the filmmaker responded this morning with a set photo of his own, one showing a handwritten note that reads: “I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII, and making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie.”

While Abrams, who’s long advocated for the “mystery box” approach to filmmaking, certainly abhors leaks, he isn’t without a sense of humor: The note is attached to something that should be familiar to franchise fans — a dejarik board awfully similar to the one in the lounge of the Millennium Falcon.

Opening Dec. 18, 2015, clearly without the Millennium Falcon, Star Wars: Episode VII features John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie, joined by original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

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