11:49am PT by Graeme McMillan
J.J. Abrams on 'Star Wars' Rumors: Some Are True
Ever since the seventh Star Wars movie was officially announced, the Internet has been full of rumors about what might, will or at least could happen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to director J.J. Abrams, some of those rumors have been true — although he's not saying which ones.
"We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn't always work," Abrams told the BBC. "There are a ton of rumors — some true, some false. But I'm grateful for everyone who would want to read a spoiler, because it means that they care and want to see the movie. I know what it feels like as an enormous Star Wars fan myself."
While this quote is likely to be taken as justification by every Internet denizen who has spread any of the many Force Awakens rumors over the last couple of years, its real purpose should be to send hardcore fans back to reread each and every self-proclaimed spoiler and suggestion about what happens in the movie to try and glean which ones may be true. (It's the one about Daisy Ridley playing Han and Leia's child, isn't it? Isn't it?)
Abrams was speaking at the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles, where Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Carrie Fisher was being honored. He added that he "can't wait" for people to see the new movie, saying, "It's been a blast working on this, and luckily we have an incredible postproduction team."
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released Dec. 18. May the Force be with those studying every rumor between now and then.