It’s been a tumultuous production for Star Wars: Episode VII, with leaked photos, injured cast, and even some legal scuffles peppering the process of bringing the high-profile sequel to the screen. Principal photography on the film has now wrapped, though, leaving the fate of the project in the hands of director J.J. Abrams and his post-production team.
Crew member James Rose recently shared a photo (via Twitter) of a card sent to all of the cast and crew on the film that thanked them for all of their hard work on the production. (The image has since been removed.) The card was accompanied by an official crew hat featuring the Episode VII logo.
The full text of the card reads as follows:
To the Extraordinary Cast and Crew of Episode VII:
It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day and work alongside each of you. Your professionalism, passion and patience is more deeply appreciated than we could ever express. From the deserts of Abu Dhabi, to the Forest of Dean, to the stages of Pinewood, you have risen to every challenge and been as wonderfully kind as you are brilliantly talented. Our ambition here is large, of course, and it must be: we are here to make a film that entertains millions of people, of all ages, for generations. To create an experience people will cherish watching as much as we will cherish having made it, together. How lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen, some actual real tangible proof that you were part of it! Here, then, is that proof. Wear it well, wear it healthily, wear it proudly. But, mostly, thank you.
With Love, JJ Abrams Kathleen Kennedy Bryan Burke
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to hit theaters 18, 2015.