Star Wars Episode 7 x-wing

What you’ve got to love about Twitter are the windows it opens. The way a single tweet can just set your imagination on fire with possibility. Monday night, that happened twice. First as a joke, and then as a photo.

The photo featured Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams with his two co-stars, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. It made you dream about the conversations being held between these three. Then, in the background, was someone else. Another famous director who, earlier that evening, made you wish if you could be one place in the world last night, it was with him. Edgar Wright tweeted that he too was hanging out with Abrams.

Here’s the Wright tweet:

Now, don’t read into this. Abrams and Wright are friends and the pair were just at dinner (and Wright famously directed one shot of Star Trek into Darkness). Of note, though, is the timestamp. 8:34 p.m. PST. They are not in London. They’re in Los Angeles. Filming on Star Wars Episode VII has not restarted yet. At least not in London.

But here’s the really fun one. A few hours after that, John Boyega – who knows Wright because he produced Attack the Blockposted this.

Yes that’s Abrams, Boyega and Ridley, who must have all been in Los Angeles too. It’s exciting to see them all so happy as it suggests things are going well. That’s the best part of the photo. But the second best is hidden between Boyega and Abrams. Wright makes a cameo.

Some will jump to conclusions and be like, “Oh my god, Edgar Wright is directing Episode IX!” Don’t do that. While that would, obviously, be amazing, all signs point to Rian Johnson. Also, if Wright was in meetings for a Star Wars film, it wouldn’t be with Abrams. It would be with Kathleen Kennedy and it wouldn’t be posted on Twitter.

On a purely human level, you have to think the reason Abrams keeps hanging out with and sharing Star Wars with these famous filmmakers and actors not involved in the film — Wright, Kevin Smith, Simon Pegg etc. – is because he knows he can trust them. And J.J. wants to geek out. He wants to tell Star Wars fans all about his film but, he can’t. The mystery box doesn’t allow it. Maybe Wright, a huge proponent of Twitter, talked some sense into Abrams. We’ll see.

Star Wars Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.

UPDATE: Wright added the following photos as well.

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