Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced way back in 2012, rumors and spoilers about the film's characters and story have flooded the internet. There have been so many, it's hard to keep them all straight, or remember what they are. While most have been written off as flights of fancy from over-eager fans, J.J. Abrams confirms in a new interview that some of the spoilers and rumors that we've heard over the past couple of years are, in fact, very true!
Speaking with The BBC, J.J. Abrams wouldn't acknowledge which past rumors have hit it right on the nose, or which ones are too outrageous to believe. He did express how much he appreciates them, as they show an interest from a hungry fan base. And without that, he wouldn't have a film. He even admits that he's enjoyed the occasional spoiler in the past:
"There are a ton of rumors - some true, some false. But I'm grateful for everyone who would want to read a spoiler because it means that they care and want to see the movie. I know what it feels like, as an enormous Star Wars fan myself."
While attending the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles this past Thursday night, J.J. Abrams also opened up a tiny bit about the post-production process. Of course he's not afraid to admit what a big challenge bringing Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the big screen has been:
"I can't wait for you to see it. It's been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it's been a complete kick to put this together."
It's speculated that a lot of the early rumors were completely false, yet based in some truth. But now, as the film continues on in the editing process, newer story and plot twists that are leaking out most likely have some basis in what is actually happening in the sequel itself. We even have another new rumor coming up for you in a short bit. Until that time, we'll have to sort back through all the old spoilers and see which ones make the most sense...