I just love this note! I'm also extremely pleased with the marketing efforts that Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot have used thus far used to promote Star Wars Episode 7. Yes I know, we are only talking about a few photos but they have been just perfect. The excitement for this flick seems to be at an all time high. Reading the note, I get the sense that JJ Abrams really understands this franchise and what it means to the fans. Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope came out when he was just 10 years old. It was a major influence on his childhood and as we have scene- his career. I could not be more thrilled with the choice and can’t wait to see more promotional materials from the flick. If case his handwriting is a little hard to read, I transcribed below.
"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"
The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. JJ Abrams will direct from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. Star Wars: Episode VII arrives in theaters on December 18, 2015.