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.
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, a possibly on the Millennium Falcon, , and of course, the 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.