J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot are notorious for secrecy. Most recently, the biggest subject of secrecy was who Benedict Cumberbatch's character is in Star Trek Into Darkness. But will that level of secrecy carry over into Star Wars Episode VII?
Bryan Burk was recently asked by /Film to comment on Kathleen Kennedy's comments about secrecy. Kennedy was asked whether Abrams' infamous secrecy would continue in Star Wars, and she said that "it's impossible to not have things end up on the Internet" so "you need to embrace that" and recognize that the fans are "important to the process and acknowledge that there are things you're going to want to make sure they get to know." You can see Kennedy's comments here:
/Film recapped what we thought, namely that the implication was that the film would be more transparent. Burk revealed that he hasn't had any conversations with Kennedy about secrecy, and he believes that fans might be reading too much into it. According to Burk, fans have a "balance of wanting to know everything and not wanting to know everything at the same time," because learning about spoilers can be awesome but so too can sitting down in the theater and experiencing all of the information in the movie itself. He further compared it to a magic trick, where the appeal is lost after learning how the trick is performed.
Damon Lindelof, co-writer and producer on Star Trek Into Darkness, echoed what Burk had to say. Lindelof said that "the best twists are in movies where you don't know there's a twist, that's why when we all saw The Sixth Sense we were shocked." He believes that knowing twists and spoilers before seeing the movie can ruin the experience. Lindelof himself recently learned something about Iron Man 3 before he saw the film and said that it "kind of ruined the movie for me in a lot of ways."
What do you think about this? Are you a spoiler hound, or do you want to be spoiler free and learn about twists and turns during the movie? Let us know!