‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: Does J.J. Abrams’ Apple Tweet Reveal a New Secret?
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is being produced inside of director J.J. Abrams' infamous "mystery box," where even the most minor story details are being kept behind a thick shroud of secrecy. That's why there's no official plot synopsis. That's why we don't know who any of the new characters are. In the case of today, it's why we're taking some time to over-analyze Abrams' latest Tweet, which, on the surface, seems to be all about the recently announced Apple Watch, but may reveal a lot more.
As he has in the past, Abrams shared a hand-written note on the Bad Robot Twitter feed. The text: "Why do I suddenly have the desperate need to own a watch? Damn you Apple!" But that's not news. What could be, maybe, kinda of, sort of news, is the background of the image. Take a look:
As the good nerds at Slashfilm point out, those lights should ring a bell deep inside the subconscious of any 'Star Wars' fan. Yes, they seem to deliberately recall the unique lighting scheme of the Death Star, the planet-destroying Imperial Super Weapon that co-starred in the original 'Star Wars' and 'Return of the Jedi.' And, J.J. Abrams has a habit of sneaking 'Star Wars: Episode 7' hints in his tweets (see: here and here).
Now, we're not saying that a third Death Star will rear its ugly head this time around, but recent rumors have suggested that the baddies in the film will have an uber-powerful new weapon of their own. Maybe, just maybe, it's interior will recall the Death Star and maybe, just maybe, that's where Abrams and his cast are currently filming.
It's also important to note that every rumor we've heard so far (including those images of updated Stormtrooper helmets) suggest that the Empire is still around in 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' so it's also likely that they're just filming inside another Imperial location. In any case, it's both cool and sad that we're capable of nerding out so much over friggin' lights. But hey, we are what we are.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' will be arrive in theaters on December 18, 2015.