Saturday 25 November 2017

JJ Abrams celebrates Star Wars day

JJ Abrams wished fans a happy Star Wars day
JJ Abrams wished fans a happy Star Wars day

JJ Abrams took time out from working on the new Star Wars movie to wish fans of the franchise a happy Star Wars day.

The producer and director posted a video of himself and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, but was not giving away any plot or casting secrets, on Sunday May the 4th, when fans around the world celebrate and declare "May the 4th be with you".

JJ said: "Hi, it's a video selfie from London. We are desperately missing our families back in California."

Lawrence added: "But we feel very fortunate to be here in London working on the next Star Wars script."

JJ went on: "So as casting announcements continue and the production ramps up, we would just like to wish you a very happy Star Wars day."

It was recently confirmed that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will return as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Events celebrating May the 4th around the world included special Star Wars themed rugby matches in Australia, themed running events in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, fan events in London and Shanghai and an "intergalactic takeover" of the Roman Colosseum in Italy.

Robot R2-D2 helped the International Space Station deliver a special message to fans around the world through a collaboration with Nasa and Space Centre Houston.

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