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Star Wars: Episode VII Set 30 Years After Return of the Jedi, Will Feature Heroic Trio!

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen of the internet, today I return to discuss some recent film news relating to the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The following information comes from superherohype:

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“Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm today revealed that, as has long been expected, their Star Wars: Episode VII will begin production at London’s historic Pinewood Studios in May. What’s more, they’ve confirmed that the action in the sequel will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and that the storyline follows “a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.”

The film’s cast is expected to be announced shortly with “Girls” and Inside Llewyn Davis star Adam Driver heavily rumored to play the film’s Darth Vader-like antagonist. Among the other actors rumored to be in contention are 12 Years a Slave‘s Lupita Nyong’o and quite a few young male stars.

Directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The film will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.”

Alrighty then so we have a time period which is good and to be fair it is set a great deal of time after the last film in the series so that will definitely explain a few things and same time for any continuity problems that would occur if set any earlier than that. Also the fact that they are going to be new lead characters taking over this series of films was a given, I’m just curious to know who they are. But the main thing that has fans all over the internet getting all giddy is the mention of very familiar faces and I think we all know who they are right? Han, Luke and Leia anyone? Come on now if they’re not talking about the return of the tree most beloved members of the orignal Star Wars Trilogy then who else could it be? Boba Fett would be a stretch, R2-D2 would be a given or maybe even Chewbacca, but none of those characters are nearly as interesting as the original trio. They are the be all and end all of this franchise and it would be absurd to make this film without them. So I can only assume that behind closed doors than Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are totally in. Anyways, this sounds good to me and I can’t wait for production to start in May.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Star Wars: Episode VII Has A Release Date: December 18, 2015!

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:

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“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 8Mission: Impossible IIIStar Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost ArkThe Empire Strikes BackReturn of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolJack Ryan,Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (TintinWar 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!

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Star Wars: Episode VII For 2015! What The Heck!?!

Now I know people on the internet likes to joke about things and we all like to have a good laugh about impossible things happening in the real world… However it’s not funny when those jokes turn into real life! I was looking around on Empire Online and I saw the scariest words as the headline, “Star Wars: Episode VII For 2015” I was like “No fucking way!” But it seems like this is actually going ahead, this is real, this is frigging reality! Take a look at the original article from Empire Magazines online website below:

“Today we felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in disbelief… And were silenced by hard truth. Yes, Walt Disney has gone on another acquisition mission, buying up Lucasfilm for the handsome sum of kee oto* But the even bigger news to come out of the announcement? The companies are planning a new entry in the Star Wars franchise for 2015.

The jokes, of course, came almost as fast as the questions of whether it was actually true. But it is, and George Lucas himself was part of the announcement.

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, in a statement. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.

“I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

While the move remains somewhat shocking, it’s not entirely surprising, especially since Disney bought Marvel and Lucas announced he was stepping back from filmmaking to shepherd other projects.

But the new film is only part one of the strategy. Snuck into word that Kennedy will slide into the president’s job at Lucasfilm, comes this little nugget: “Star Wars Episode VII  is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.” And in a follow-up investor’s call about the move, it was announced that the seventh film would be the first in a new trilogy, with releases aimed at roughly every two to three years. The treatment for the first of the three is already in hand.

Nothing is known about the new movies yet, but of course we’ll keep you advised. Also, anyone else think this might finally mean the long-planned, already-written live-action Star Wars TV show might finally go ahead? Even if that’s still too ambitious, expect a wealth of telly, toy and theme park releases.”

All I can say damn you Disney! Such a money-hungry company. First you take Marvel, now Lucasfilm. Will you never be satisfied? I think most fans of the Star Wars film series were done with the films after the prequel trilogy came out and thought that making additional films would be a ridiculous idea. I mean while there is a wealth of source material to work with from the novels and comic books, I still don’t think new Star Wars films would be the right way to go. Now I am one of the few people who like part of the prequel films, while Phantom Menace wasn’t the best way to start the Star Wars saga, it did have great spectacle, an awesome soundtrack and some the bes lightsaber fights ever! Whereas no one really cares about Attack of the Clones, however I did really like Revenge of the Sith, I thought that was pretty darn cool, the visuals and soundtrack was amazing and the story was much better because of its connection to the original films. However everyone knows that the prequel films don’t hold a candle to the orignal films and if any studio would try to make new Star Wars films I feel like they would continue to tarnish the magic of the original source material. That’s why I believe any more films would be disaster waiting to happen.

I just have to ask who thought this was a good idea? What was George Lucas thinking? Why do Disney continue to consume all of these smaller companies in order to make more money? Has the world finally just given up on logic and decided to throw us a number crazy scenarios just to see how we’ll react? All I know is this is weird and wrong and really hope all of this new Star Wars stuff doesn’t come to pass.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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