"It is true, we are showing no footage, behind the scenes or otherwise," Abrams told Entertainment Weekly. "In the fall, there'll be a trailer."
While this is crushing news to some, Abrams assured that he is still looking forward to interacting with fans and discussing progress on his upcoming Star Wars installment.
"We're thrilled to go to D23 and meet the fans, but it's a tricky thing to try and rush [footage] for a convention or preexisting event that would, of course, be fun to show something at," Abrams said.
Perhaps as a consolation prize, Abrams did reveal that he was in the thick of editing The Force Awakens, and that the movie is taking real shape.
"I'm still editing and we're working on refining the cut, but it's incredibly fun to see the movie come together," he said. "You realize certain things that you don't need, certain things you can pull out."
Well, now that we know Star Wars is out, what else are you hoping to see at Disney's D23 Expo this weekend? Let us know in the comments!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18. To see when Disney's other Star Wars films hit theaters, head to ComicBook.com's Franchise Movie Release Schedule.