"Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams is dedicated to making "Episode VII" the best movie it can be and he wanted to do his best to let the cast and crew know how important this movie is to him.
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There are no plot spoilers, but fans can rest assured, Abrams is focused in reviving the franchise in the best possible way and upholding the "Star Wars" legacy.
The note, posted by Moviefone, reads, "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 is set to open in December 2015 and features the original cast, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, and newcomers, including Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac.
The new cast was announced in late April.
"We are so excited to finally share the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII,'" Abrams said after the cast announcement. "It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."
Abrams has been credited with a successful re-boot of the "Star Trek" franchise, prompting optimism among "Star Wars" fans.