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As anxious as we all are about Star Wars: Episode VII, you have to imagine that the pressure is on for J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew, all of whom are likely hoping to put out a film that will live up to the high hopes and expectations of the generations of Star Wars fans. J.J. Abrams apparently recognizes the value of some words of motivation, as the following note to the Star Wars cast and crew from the director has made its way online.
ScreenCrush posted a photo of the note, which is dated May 16. 2014 and reads:
Dearest cast and crew -
As ScreenCrush points out, the page on which Abrams' note is written is watermarked with script supervisor Dawn Gilliam's name, which could mean that behind that page, there are other pages with words on them that detail Star Wars: Episode VII's story, assuming that's the script we're looking at. It's possible, right? But let's not get distracted by all of the juicy plot details we're not reading and focus on Abrams' brief but uplifting message, which not only expresses gratitude for all the work that's been done and will be done for this movie, but the requested effort to take good care of themselves and each other, and give the world the great film we're awaiting.
A positive attitude is certainly a good sign, as is his encouragement of unity and support among the cast and crew.
For those eagerly awaiting updates on production, since this latest one gives nothing away about the plot of the film, it's worth noting that this note is one more teasy bit of content to make its way online since production started last week. This display of support and positivity follows some tidbits that were officially passed along from Star Wars, one of which came in the form of a Bad Robot Tweet announcing the start of production and revealing part of a sandy looking clapboard. And the official Star Wars Facebook Page teased fans with a shot of the outside of Pinewood Studios on Day One of filming.
While we hang on every possible clue and rumor about Episode 7 that makes its way online, we can only hope that we'll see more content from the set and production as filming ensues.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set to arrive in theaters December 18, 2015.