Producer Kathleen Kennedy says it will be very difficult to keep details regarding Star Wars: Episode VII a secret once filming begins.
Fans have been clamoring for more details about the film since it was announced late last year. The veteran producer said that keeping things under wraps will be hard since so much information shows up on the internet these days.
During her chat with the folks at Screen Slam, Kennedy said that dealing with confidentiality will be “fascinating as we move into making the movie.” If director J.J. Abrams wants to keep things a secret, then he’s essentially going to have to work overtime to make that happen.
Kathleen Kennedy explained:
“If we’re shooting anything outside, it’s almost impossible to not have things end up on the internet. So my feeling is, you need to embrace that, especially with the fans around something like ‘Star Wars.’ You need to recognize they’re important to the process and acknowledge there are things you’re gonna want to make sure they get to know. So I think that’s something we’re going to monitor, pay attention to and think differently about.”
J.J. Abrams is notorious for revealing very little information about his projects. Even when he isn’t directing, he doesn’t like details getting out until he wants the public to have it. One look at the secrecy surrounding Star Trek Into Darkness shows how the filmmaker prefers to operate.
Rumors have been swirling about the future of the Star Wars franchise since Disney scooped up Lucasfilm last year for around $4 billion. Although theories surrounding the proposed standalone films are all over the place, Disney has yet to confirm or deny anything.
The only things for certain at this point in time is that Abrams is directing Episode VII and Disney intends to release new films annually for five years starting in 2015.
Do you agree with Kathleen Kennedy that keeping Star Wars: Episode VII a secret will be next to impossible?