Fans have been dealing with J.J. Abrams‘ ridiculous amounts of secrecy on his upcoming projects for awhile now. When he first started doing it, the act came off as rather cool and mysterious, giving general audiences more incentive to watch whatever he made. Now it’s coming off as increasingly annoying, made worse by his involvement in Star Wars: Episode 7.
In a recent interview, J.J. Abrams talked about all the secrecy surrounding the upcoming Star Wars picture and particularly why his company is striving to keep this story under wraps. I’m not entirely sure why they have to keep so much of it a secret, but this is Abrams’ reasoning on the topic:
“Star Wars is in every way a different animal. It’s always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I’ve been used to, so I’m sure there’ll be some sort of compromise. But it feels to me like there’s a purity in not knowing every little thing.”
Well, where are they on development for the script? Are they even anywhere near ready to chug towards production? Apparently not, from what he suggests:
“I’m working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper. I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing…It seems rather extreme.”
At this point the whole secrecy game has become this unnecessarily wild animal that even Abrams can’t control anymore. If he wants fans like myself not to keep continually groaning away over the what if scenarios about the upcoming project, he should at least announce who they have as the leads and start dwindling down on this outdone tactic. There’s a monstrous Star Wars fan base out there and there’s no real need to keep any of them in the dark. Sure, keep the surprises and such a mystery, but if you keep hiding this much from us we’re going to start coming to the assumption that the Star Wars story you have in your hands in garbage.
Do you think J.J. Abrams should shroud the upcoming Star Wars movie in mystery? Why or why not?