'Star Wars: Episode 7' has only been a public reality for about a week now but it certainly looks like Disney isn't messing around. If the latest rumors are to be believed, they've zeroed in on a director for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and are in talks to close a deal. So who is the man who will follow George Lucas? Well if you're a superhero fan, you're definitely familiar with his work.
Star Wars: Episode 7
No 'Star Wars: Episode 7' for George Lucas! In case you haven't heard (yeah right), Lucas recently sold his Lucasfilm empire to Disney for a meager $4 billion, giving the future of 'Star Wars' over to the Mouse House and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. A stunning development that immediately reinvigorated the 'Star Wars' brand and turned the entire fanboy focus toward the beloved franchise once again.
But what about George? He'll act as creative consultant on the next 'Star Wars' trilogy, starting with 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' but by and large he'll be leaving the force in someone else's hands. So the question is, what does the man do with his time now?
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is quickly becoming the go-to topic of speculation for the 'Star Wars'-speaking world. There are only a few things rumored for the next chapter in the 'Star Wars' saga, but one thing is certain: Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer have known about plans for a 'Star Wars: Episode 7'-led trilogy for some time now!
The real-life Luke Skywalker was very forthcoming about that information when he revealed a secret meeting that went down last August with Fischer and George Lucas. But it turns out the actor was pressed about a potential 'Star Wars' continuation way back when he was promoting the final movie in the original trilogy, 'Return of the Jedi.'
We were all pretty flabbergasted to hear that a 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was in the works and that Disney would be behind the next big-screen chapter in the 'Star Wars' franchise. But there were a couple people who weren't -- the original Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
It was announced yesterday that Disney purchased Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries for $4 billion, with plans to release the first movie ('Star Wars: Episode 7') in a new planned 'Star Wars' trilogy in 2015. Although the additional news that these films will be based on an original story and not on any of the spin-off book series like fans were hoping, we are reportedly still in for an exciting ride.
With the frenzy of anticipation that comes with the announcement of a new ’Star Wars: Episode 7’ movie, it’s worth considering how many names being thrown out can’t make the film for the proposed 2015 release date, or are otherwise occupied. There’s no way in heck that Paramount would let J.J. Abrams jump franchise
George Lucas selling 'Star Wars' to Disney isn't just big news: it's huge news, news that represents a potentially exciting and potentially disastrous future for one of the most popular movie franchises of all time. The truth is that we have no idea what Disney plans to do with this long ago, far away galaxy other than release 'Star Wars Episode 7' in 2015...but we certainly know what we want to see. We asked members of the Screencrush staff (and some of our friends in high and low places) what they wanted to see in the next 'Star Wars' movie and we received all kinds of opinions!
'Star Wars Episode 7,' a brand-new movie from the 'Star Wars' universe said to come our way in 2015, has been driving Jedi- and Sith-loving fans bonkers since news broke that Disney recently acquired Lucasfilm and will be developing a new movie chapter to the franchise. With next to no other information on this 'Star Wars Episode 7,' people were left to speculate wildly about where we might find ourselves in this new world without the steady hand of George Lucas. But now a bit more information has reportedly been revealed, but it's not what everyone was expecting... at least, not for the fans.
George Lucas has been the master of 'Star Wars' since its inception and though spin-off cartoons and games have been the norm for years, the film series seemed done with after six movies. Disney has just purchased Lucasfilm for over four billion dollars, and have just announced that they're planning on a new movie for sometime in 2015.