Episode VII Update: Millennium Falcon Sighting, J.J. Abrams Tweets From the Death Star


This evening has brought a fair share of exciting Star Wars news. For those of you who are avoiding SPOILERS, you may want to tread cautiously…

Earlier this evening, Episode VII director J.J. Abrams took to the Bad Robot Twitter account once again. This time, his handwritten note had nothing to do with Star Wars… or did it?

"“Why do I suddenly have this desperate need to own a WATCH?! Damn you, Apple!!!”J.J."

The tweet was posted at 5:20pm EST today, and included the hashtag #AppleWatch. While the photo doesn’t appear to include anything especially interesting at first glance, a second look will reveal a familiar sight to longtime Star Wars fans. The note appears to be placed onto a reflective surface of some type, perhaps a table. The lights that are reflected upon that surface closely resemble the same type of lighting design that was featured on the Death Star in the classic film Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.

The conference table featured in this scene from A New Hope casts the same reflection that appears in a note from J.J. Abrams.

Of course, this is complete speculation, but the similarity is uncanny. However doubtful that it may be to see yet another Death Star in the next Star Wars film, that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing Imperial presence of some type. Could Abrams have been tweeting from the bridge of a Star Destroyer? Or, maybe even a Super Star Destroyer? We have already heard plenty of rumors surrounding the possibility of the Empire returning in Episode VII.

Whatever the case may be, J.J. is a genius. He’s well aware that Star Wars fans will be freaking out over these cryptic messages and cleverly framed photographs.

J.J. Abrams responded to earlier rumors surrounding the plot of Episode VII in his own, clever way.

After set photos were leaked of the Millennium Falcon, Abrams responded by posting this photo to the Bad Robot Twitter feed.

Not only has Twitter provided us with yet another hint that the Empire will return in Episode VII, but we’ve now got aerial shots of both the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing fighter.

This aerial shot of apparent life-size models of the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing appeared on the @FlyMAC Twitter feed this evening.

The Twitter account for the Airbourne Aviation School at Popham in Hampshire posted an aerial photo of some very familiar Star Wars spacecraft. The photo appears to include some set models of a half constructed Falcon and an X-Wing covered in blue. It’s unknown how a random flight school was granted permission to fly over a top secret filming location, but we’re the lucky ones for it.

The appearance of an X-Wing shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone. Back on July 21st, J.J. Abrams revealed a full-size X-Wing fighter in a video promoting the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign.

How’s that for your Tuesday evening, Dork Siders? Stay tuned to DSOTF for more BREAKING Star Wars news and rumors!