It’s official that filming for Star Wars: Episode VII has begun and director J.J. Abrams wrote a little note of encouragement to the cast and crew to kick off what’s going to be a lot of work:
Dearest Cast and Crew, What an honor it is to work beside all of you, on Star Wars Ep VII. I can’t thank you enough, for all work past and future. Let’s take good care of not just ourselves, but of each other. Amazing, but true: the world awaits this film. Let’s give ‘em something GREAT. xo JJ
It has got to be a ridiculous amount of pressure to know you’re working on something that fans so desperately hope will be true to the franchise they love. That Abrams’ acknowledges this seems like a very good sign.
See Abrams’ video to fans at the opening of the Stars of the Saga talk at Star Wars Weekends after the break.