There is so much secrecy surrounding JJ Abrams’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but something very exciting and possibly quite SPOILERY got leaked today, by the very man playing the role.
Tim Rose, who played the infamous Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, revealed to AAP Sydney something which I am guessing he shouldn’t have, that Admiral “it’s a trap!” Ackbar will return, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
He not only revealed Ackbar’s return, but he also complained about the secrecy involved in the film:
“I’m very frustrated by [the secrecy on the film],” he said. “Out of the need to be secret, we’re not actually able to get everything we need to do our jobs as well as we could, and as someone who has been doing it for 35 years, I find it very frustrating.”
Maybe all the secrecy for Star Wars is a trap Mr Rose!
Anyway, it will be great to see him return, and I wonder if he will get the chance to bellow those famous three words once more?
While on the subject of the films secrecy, Rose is not the only returning actor a little frustrated. Anthony Daniels, who returns once more to play C-3P0, also recently vented his anger at the “ludicrous” lengths everyone is going to to keep the films secrets:
“When I got the script, it was typed in black on paper of the deepest red so you couldn’t photocopy it,” he added. “I got a hangover just reading it.”
He continued “The secrecy has been ludicrous. For heaven’s sake, it’s a movie”
Mr Daniels, you of all people should know its not “only a movie”, its fecking Star Wars for heavens sake!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in UK cinemas December 17th, 2015.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga.