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On a Spoilery and Gotta-Have-It-Now Mentality

February 9, 2013

Excellent quote by Simon Kinberg, one of the writers on Star Wars: Episode VII on fanboyism and spoilers:

This is what I would say: as a fan, I wouldn’t want to know too much. I know that’s impossible because it’s not the ’70s or ’80s anymore, but part of what was so exciting about A New Hope for me was I was entering into a universe I didn’t know. Even in Empire, I was surprised by a twist I never would have seen coming. But it’s different nowadays. I understand the excitement, and I’m happy that people are interested, obviously. But I’d rather people have something left to discover when they go in.

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