Note: This post contains potential spoilers about Star Wars: Episode VII, so if you don’t want to know anything, then stop reading right now.
Well, well, well, J.J. Abrams, you thought you could send out a simple handwritten note about Apple’s new wearable Apple Watch and fans wouldn’t go crazy trying to break it down and overanalyze it? Think again! This is the Internet, pal, and we have way too much free time. In all seriousness though, Abrams knew exactly what he was doing when he tweeted this yesterday:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) September 9, 2014
Now, as Meredith Woerner of io9 pointed out, Abrams has been doing a bang-up job of maintaining a solid online presence during the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII without giving too much away. His handwritten notes allow him to populate the background with subtle nods and Easter eggs that’ll get fans talking about more than just the contents of the note itself. And yesterday’s contained a doozy just sitting there in the background. If you notice the lighting pattern in the background, it looks awfully similar to the lighting design found inside the Empire’s greatest folly/worst thing that ever happened to Alderaan, the Death Star. One would assume after two failed attempts that the Empire would give up on their clearly flawed Death Star designs, especially as Rebel Forces have blown it to smithereens twice, but as they say, the third time’s the charm. And in some supremely spoiler-ific news, Airbourne Aviation, an aviation school located in southern England spotted this familiar aircraft during a recent flight. Which one? The motherf–king Millennium Falcon!
— FlyMAC (@FlyMAC_Popham) September 9, 2014
We know you’re supposed to let the Wookiee win, but this definitely feels like a victory for us.
What do you think? Would you like to see the Death Star Mk. 3 make an appearance? Let us know in the comments below.