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Mark Newton

If J.J. Abrams hadn't become a movie director, I always thought he'd make a pretty good spy. The guy just loves to keep a secret. He's always been known for being enigmatic, but it reached a zenith with the whole 'Khan-situation' in Star Trek Into Darkness. However, in a new interview, Abrams has revealed he might be taking a different direction for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens — but only if his employees will let him.

In an new interview with the Telegraph, Abrams revealed the lengths the guys at Bad Robot have gone to protect the Star Wars 7 script. He explained:

Are you kidding me? My god... I'm working on the Star Wars 7 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.

Of course, the alternative is his employees have all been slacking off work and they just don't want him to see...

Although Abrams has previously been the driving force behind the secrecy in his movies, he now admits he's dealing with a different breed of fan. Indeed, he believes there are fundamental differences between how Star Trek and Star Wars fans approach the franchise. Regarding Star Wars 7, he stated:

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.

I have to agree. I'm someone who'd rather deafen himself with a klaxon than even risk the chance of hearing a minor spoiler, but what about you?

Do you like to know as much as possible before seeing a movie, or do you like the purity of going in unprepared? Let us know below.


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