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This Is How J.J. Abrams Warns Set Visitors Not To Share Star Wars Secrets

It's well known that J.J. Abrams is a filmmaker who is a big fan of the "Big Screen Experience." During the production of his films he prefers to keep everything as secretive as possible, from the alien at the center of Super 8 to the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness, all in the hopes that audiences won't know anything about his movies until they have purchased their tickets to see it. This legacy has continued with the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII, and, as it turns out, the writer/director is so serious about it that he actually got special poster designed warning visitors to the set that they absolutely cannot say anything about what they get to see from the movie.

Frank Marshall, the legendary producer behind blockbuster classics like the Indiana Jones franchise, Gremlins, Back To The Future and more, was recently granted the opportunity to visit the Star Wars: Episode VII set at Pinewood Studios in England, and while he couldn't actually show or tell fans about anything he got to see, he did use his Twitter account to photograph the aforementioned special poster. You can check out the image below:

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Obviously this design harkens back to classic propaganda posters from World War II that featured the catchphrase "Loose Lips Might Sink Ships," but I love the little Star Wars twist that has been put on it. The man in the piece is clearly an Imperial officer from the original trilogy, and that appears to be Darth Vader's hand covering his mouth. I'm not entirely sure why Vader would use his hand instead of just using his classic force choke technique, as that probably would have been equally effective, but perhaps that would have been too much of a challenge to illustrate.

We've been hearing a constant stream of rumors about Star Wars: Episode VII for months now, but very little about the movie has been officially announced. We know that it is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, is based on a script by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, and features a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, and Max von Sydow - but that's it for now. Surely we will hear a few more details directly from Disney and LucasFilm in the coming months, but for all of the answers we'll just have to wait and see the film when it's released on December 18, 2015.

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