J.J. Abrams discusses Star Wars secrecy

Ever wondered why you don’t know every little detail about Star Wars Episode VII right now? Well, according to the director himself, the studio are going to extreme measures to reserve secrecy...

The Daily Telegraph spoke to J.J. Abrams about keeping plot details under wraps, and he said that, with the Khan reveal in Star Trek Into Darkness , “[we] were trying to preserve the unexpected for the audience, but it came across as if we were trying to be too clever.

Star Wars is in every way a different animal. 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.”

When asked specifically about the measures taken with Star Wars , Abrams said “I’m working on the Star Wars 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.”

So there you have it – the secret to Bad Robot’s strict confidentiality is... black paper.