Howdy people, just when you thought I was done for the day another new story comes up and then I’m back to word again to spread the news! This one is pretty important because it relates to Star Wars so let’s get taking. The following information comes from superherohype:
“With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. The film will be released in 3D.
“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan,Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.
Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.”
Well this is good news, very good news. Obviously Episode VII had been slated for a 2015 release for a while now, but with the recent announcement about the film potentially being pushed back to 2016 people were starting to get worried. 2015 is gonna be the biggest year for films in recent memory and if Star Wars didn’t make the cut I think the year would feel a tad incomplete. So yeah now we’ll get the next instalment in this franchise two Christmas’ from now. When I put it like that it sounds so far away lol. But I am glad that Lucasfilm have settled on a specific date and are sticking to it. This obviously means that Disney and Lucasfilm got all things moving in terms of pre-production and are not nearly as far behind in production as I initially thought they were. and at least have a story in mind, I just hope that its good and that J.J. Abrams has made the story as good as it can be.
Can’t wait for production to start next year, yeah let the good times roll!