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'Star Wars' Death Star clue in latest J.J. Abrams tweet?

"Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams tweets a photo about the Apple Watch, but fans are more interested in the background image, which looks a lot like the inside of the Death Star.

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Is Abrams giving fans a subtle clue that the Death Star will return in "Star Wars: Episode VII?" Bad Robot

Using the hashtag #AppleWatch, J.J. Abrams sent a tweet Tuesday that showed one of his handwritten notes, reading: "Why do I suddenly have this desperate need to own a watch?! Damn you, Apple!!! - JJ"

But "Star Wars" fans are keen observers and soon noticed another clue that the "Star Wars: Episode VII" director is famous for leaving in his tweets on the Bad Robot account. This time, the blurry background behind the note looks an awful lot like the Death Star's window wall pattern from the epic duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Does this mean the Death Star -- or at least its interior design -- will be showing up in "Star Wars: Episode VII" or is Abrams just teasing us?

Or perhaps this is a subtle shout-out to the cancelled animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," in which Jedi Ahsoka Tano was put on trial for a crime she didn't commit.

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During Ahsoka Tano's trial, that same wall pattern is more than obvious in the Galactic Senate Court Chamber. Lucasfilm

The wall in the Galactic Senate Court Chamber shows the same pattern. So this may be just a design aesthetic preferred by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, later to be revealed as Darth Sidious, who lures Anakin Skywalker over to the Dark Side so that he can terrorize the universe as Darth Vader.

Either way, that wall pattern means trouble for the Jedi.

So far Abrams has tweeted hints of an appearance of a cyborg hand, a Dejarik hologame table possibly on the Millennium Falcon, filming in IMAX, and of course, the very first photo from the "Star Wars: Episode VII" set.

Fans will just have to wait and see when "Star Wars: Episode VII" officially hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

Update, 10:15 a.m., September 12: "Clone Wars" speculation added.