Star War Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams, has completed filming in London, and as a send-off penned a very nice thank you note to his cast and crew members. The letter — shared by Twitter user and cast member James Rose — is signed by Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, among others.
In the note — written on Episode VII stationary — the director expresses his gratitude for everyone’s hard work during the shoot, and recognizes Star Wars Episode VII is a production that will make millions of fans come to movie theaters all around the world to be entertained. Abrams also sent the thank you letter to each person involved in the filming of the epic movie so they could have something “tangible, real” that they were a part of such a momentous production. Here is the entire text of the note, as reported by Screen Crush via Making Star Wars.
“To the extraordinary cast and crew of ‘Episode VII.'”
“It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day and work alongside each of you. Your professionalism, passion, and patience is more deeply appreciated than we could ever express.”
“From the deserts of Abu Dhabi, to the Forest of Dean, to the stages of Pinewood, you have risen to every challenge and been as wonderfully kind as you are brilliantly talented.”
“Our ambition here is large, of course, and it must be: we are here to make a film that entertains millions of people, of all ages, for generations. To create an experience people will cherish watching as much as we will cherish having made it, together.”
“How lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen some actual, real, tangible proof that you were part of it!”
“Here, then, is that proof! Wear it well, wear it healthy, wear it proudly.”
“But mostly, thank you. With love.”
— James Rose (@AdmiralPellaeon) October 31, 2014
We suspect the Star Wars Episode VII note from director J.J. Abrams will be cherished by those who received it and find a place of honor in their homes. But even though filming has ended, the rumors about casting and cameos haven’t.
The latest talk is that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch will once again join his Star Trek Into Darkness director for a short part in Star Wars Episode VII. According to Star Wars 7 News, the popular actor filmed his cameo a week ago.
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