Following a leak of several photos from the top-secret set of Star Wars: Episode VII on Sunday, director J.J. Abrams has sent a message asking that whoever is leaking photos from the set stop.
Photos showing the construction of a very familiar ship from the Star Wars saga and numerous extras filming in the desert were posted on TMZ.com on Sunday, and on Monday the site shared photos of a set being constructed with the early work on a ship that appears to be the Millennium Falcon.
"I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII," Abrams wrote on a note photographed by his production company, Bad Robot, and posted on Twitter, "and making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie."
The irony of the situation, of course, is that Abrams' note sits atop the very chess table from the ship that was seen in the very first Star Wars movie.
Additionally, director Josh Trank ("Chronicle") has been announced as the director of one of the two planned "Star Wars" spinoff films. The other will be helmed by "Godzilla" (2014) director Gareth Edwards.