“I think the whole issue of confidentiality is gonna be fascinating as we move into making the movie. If we’re shooting anything outside, it’s almost impossible to not have things end up on the Internet. So my feeling is, you need to embrace that, especially with the fans around something like Star Wars. You need to recognize they’re important to the process and acknowledge there are things you’re gonna want to make sure they get to know. So I think that’s something we’re going to monitor, pay attention to and think differently about.”
Kennedy clearly understands that Star Wars fans will make or break the film – the backlash from fans over things like Jar Jar Binks has lingered long, and in this internet age, being as inclusive as possible with fans during the film’s production can only help increase the film’s chances.
That said, it will be a box office smash no matter what.