The Crew for Star Wars Episode IX had to Use Old Cellphones on Set to Avoid Leaks

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Star Wars Episode IX is one of the most anticipated films of 2019, and it would only make sense that Lucasfilm will go the extra mile to make sure that no secrets leak online. Second unit director Vic Mahoney just shared (via Reddit) that the crew had to use some old cellphones on set just to avoid any leaks.

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2nd Unit Director shares image of the cell phones used by the EPIX crew to avoid leaks

We don't really know exactly what kind of protection from leaks these phones have, but I think it has something to do with people taking pictures or videos with their smartphones. Even if some people don't mean to, some photos end up online thanks to accidents—or worse, hackers.

When it comes to Episode IX, I'm hopeful that Lucasfilm manages to keep every secret away from the internet. Sure it's nice to get updates and new looks at the film, but I think knowing too much could end up ruining the overall feel of the final product—that's what they're called spoilers.

Lucasfilm will give us the reveals in due time. For now, all we can do as eager fans is wait for more news.

Star Wars Episode IX is slated for a release on Dec. 20, 2019.

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