Director J.J. Abrams addressed the leaked photos from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" that have been popping up online.
Several photos from the set were posted on TMZ. The latest leaked photos showed the skeleton of a structure being built on set, which caused many to speculate that it was the Millennium Falcon, a spacecraft commanded by Han Solo (played by Harrison Ford) in the original trilogy, and that it would appear in the new movie.
"I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII," Abrams wrote in his note, which can be seen in full below, posted on the verified Twitter account of his company, Bad Robot, on Wednesday, June 4. "And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie. -- JJ."
The note appears to be placed on a surface that has a checkerboard-like pattern on it. The object looks similar to the top of a hologram table featured in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in a scene where R2-D2 and Chewbacca played a game on it while aboard the Millennium Falcon.
On Monday, June 2, it was announced that Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o and "Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie were the latest actors to join the cast of the film. No details were given about their roles.
"Star Wars: Episode VII" is set to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.