Star Wars: Episode 7
If you don't know the name Drew Struzan, it's understandable. Though he's been working in the film business for the last thirty years, much of his work goes uncredited. But if you're a nerd his name rings a lot of bells because he designed some of the most iconic poster art of the 1980's and 1990's. He did all the 'Star Wars' prequel posters, and though he claims he's retired, Disney has called him about coming back to do 'Episode 7.'
We've heard rumors that there would be a point where we could see multiple 'Star Wars' films in a single year, much like what Marvel is doing with their superhero universe. What would that mean outside of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and its sequels we didn't really know but now we've got a much better idea of Disney's plans. Director Zack Snyder ('Man of Steel') is developing a 'Star Wars' spinoff that would be loosely based on 'The Seven Samurai' but with Jedi.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' still hasn't announced its director but one of the names that has been on the list since Day 1 is 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon. He's busy working on both the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series and 'The Avengers 2' but is there room for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in that equation?
As is the norm now, all anyone is talking about is the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and its subsequent trilogy, and who will be replacing George Lucas as the new 'Star Wars' director. Just a heads up, this is all anyone will be rumbling about for the next couple years until the franchise gets off the ground, so get comfortable.
Most of what we know is speculation, especially with regards to who'll be sitting in the director's chair, but we do know who won't be getting behind the camera. The latest name to pull himself out of the race for the title of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director is 'Pacific Rim' helmer Guillermo del Toro.
As we bid farewell to 2012, we're surely remembering the highlights of the outgoing year. In the geek-world, there was probably no bigger moment than when it was announced that George Lucas was selling Lucasfilm to Disney, ushering in a whole new era of 'Star Wars' films. Since that announcement, we've been privy to a series of conversations between Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, the new Lucasfilm head honcho, and today we have the final video, which you can see after the break.
The question of who will direct the next 'Star Wars' still lingers quite maddeningly; while we would ideally be compiling a shortlist of contenders, we mostly collate who has expressed disinterest or denied involvement. One of those names is J.J. Abrams, who weeks ago stated in no uncertain terms that he didn't want the massive undertaking.
But did you know that he was evidently offered the job? A few choice quotes from the 'Star Trek' director indicates that he could have been the captain of two different space sagas. Jump after the break to learn more.
What if 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Tina Fey and starred James Franco? Well...it would be weird, that's for sure. But a new online 'Star Wars' sequel generator allows you to select who you want to direct, write and star in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' - heck, you can even pick a name. And based on those selections, it will simulate critic reviews and total box-office. Let' just say not a lot of people want to see James Franco in a 'Star Wars' movie.