'Star Wars: Episode 7' is the movie people will be obsessively talking about right up until the film finally makes its theatrical debut. Since the announcement first hit the airwaves, people have been wanting to know what the plot will be about, if any of our beloved 'Star Wars' actors will be returning, and, most importantly, who the director will be. Well, it looks like we might not have to wait too much longer to find out the latter.
Star Wars: Episode 7
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has gotten the approval of previous 'Star Wars' stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Ewan McGregor and heck, even Billy Dee Williams. And now you can add one more actor to the list of those interested in returning for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' - Mace Windu himself, Samuel L. Jackson.
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George Lucas will certainly do nicely! Ever since the news broke that the man would be on board in an advisory role during the development of 'Episode 7' (and beyond), most of us have been wondering just how connected he will be. To hear Lucas tell it, he's just sort of going to be hanging around, waiting for people to ask him something.
'Star Wars' has entered a brave new world since its acquisition by Disney last month; it appears as though every day sheds a little more light on the fast-tracked remodeling of the Lucasfilm property. Most recently we learned that 'Empire Strikes Back' scribe Lawrence Kasdan is allegedly making a long-awaited return to the franchise; joining the cause as well is 'X-Men: The Last Stand' writer Simon Kinberg. The thinking at the time of that news was that Disney and Lucasfilm had hired the screenwriters to commence work on Star Wars: Episodes 8 and 9, but a new report suggests something a bit more ambitious may be at play...
Take this for what it's worth: Actor Jason Flemyng, longtime Matthew Vaughn collaborator, may have spilled the beans on who's directing 'Star Wars Episode 7' -- that being Vaughn, obviously. In an interview he seems to take for granted that Vaughn has the job before somewhat backtracking. Are the beans spilled?
'Star Wars' rumoring isn't going to stop with just 'Episode 7' even if that picture hasn't signed a director or cast yet. On top of those rumors, we're now going to be hearing gossip about the entire next trilogy, and possibly all the spin-off movies after that. If the internet implodes on itself, it's going to be because of 'Star Wars.' Today's latest news: That they've approached Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kindberg to write and produce Episodes 8 and 9.