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Now, it's probably been pretty well established by now that I'm massively over-excited by the imminent arrival of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Between the constant re-watching of the trailer, the constant writing about various aspects of what the hell might happen in the final movie, the going to live-readings of Return of the Jedi in Shakespearean language (yes, that's a thing now) and, of course, the never, ever shutting up about it, I'm definitely suffering from a fair amount of geekery-fuelled over-excitement. Which isn't too surprising, really, since STAR WARS IS ALMOST BACK.

Who isn't over-excited?

As it turns out, though, Mark Hamill has some advice for me - or, rather, for every one of us who's already freaking out about how much they want to see Episode VII...

Quoth Mark Hamill: "Forget About Star Wars"

Yup. That's right.

Mark Hamill thinks we should all just forget about it until December. As he told the LA Times recently:

"I wish people would just relax. We’re not trying to play games with people. We just want to maximize their experience at the movies where it should be seen and not have it leaked over the Internet. Believe me, it will be here before you know it. Forget about it, that’s my advice. Look forward to all the summer movies. I’m telling you, it’s just a movie. These people that build it up in their minds like it’s going to be the second coming of, I don’t know what — they’re bound to be disappointed."

And, y'know what? He's probably right. We were all completely over-excited at the prospect of Episode I's arrival, too, and look how that turned out...

The thing is, right or wrong, there's absolutely no way that's going to happen.

Asking Star Wars fans to not think about the imminent arrival of Episode VII would be like telling Yoda to actually properly train Luke as a Jedi. Sure, it'd be a good idea, but it's never going to happen...

In the meantime, then, here are...

Moviepilot's Top Five Tips for Surviving the Wait Until Episode VII Arrives

1. Re-watch the Trailer. Repeatedly.

Trust me, it helps.

2. Pretend Every Other Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Domhnall Gleeson Film is a Star Wars Prequel

It makes Attack the Block a VERY different (and even more entertaining) movie...

3. Break Out the Star Wars-themed Action Figures/Lego/Video Games/Pyjamas

Because if anyone knew how to deal with constantly waiting for new Star Wars movies it's us, aged 8.

4. Watch Game of Thrones On Loop

Because Brienne of Tarth is totally coming to a Galaxy Far Far Away, and that is officially awesome...

5. Use the Force

...of sheer willpower, and pretend that we really can take Mark Hamill's advice. It's a long-shot, but who knows?

What do you guys think? Is Mark Hamill right? If so, what's the best way to distract ourselves from the upcoming awesomeness? And just what is the deal with December being so far away, anyway?

via Geek Tyrant


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