As you know, J.J. Abrams' loves his mystery box and likes to keep his film productions a secret. I just assumed that was what it would be like while he was making Star Wars: Episode VII, but according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, that won't be the case. During a recent interview with ScreenSlam, she reveals that the amount of secrecy is not going to be “as bad as you think." Of course, they'll monitor what they put out there, but it sounds like she's willing to share what they're doing with the fans, which is pretty cool.
Here's what she said when asked about the importance of secrecy for the movie,
We talk about that all the time. I think the whole issue of confidentiality is gonna be fascinating as we move into making the movie. If we’re shooting anything outside, it’s almost impossible to not have things end up on the Internet. So my feeling is, you need to embrace that, especially with the fans around something like Star Wars. You need to recognize they’re important to the process and acknowledge there are things you’re gonna want to make sure they get to know. So I think that’s something we’re going to monitor, pay attention to and think differently about.
I wonder if Abrams is cool with all this because the guy likes to surround his films with mystery. I'm sure he'll still be able to do that. It's not like the studio is going to tell us everything.
I think Iron Man 3 had the perfect mix of catering to the fans and secrecy. They gave us a lot of exciting stuff to see, but there were still so many surprises in the movie that I didn't see coming at all. So, even though they released so much, they still managed to keep the main points of the film a secret.
We've still got a long way to go before we see anything for Star Wars: Episode VII, but before we know it the internet will be flooded with Episode VII goodness!