As expected, things have been awfully quiet on the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' front, with rumors and vague suggestions trickling out while few pieces of legit information remains behind lock and key (with Disney's army of lawyers standing guard). However, could this be because the movie is in peril?
Talk has been turning more and more to the possibility of director J.J. Abrams dropping out of the project entirely. (Say it ain't so!)
George Lucas previously has said that Disney wants to announce the return of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to 'Star Wars: Episode 7' with "some big whoop-dee-doo." With no 'Star Wars' panel on the schedule at Comic-Con 2013, that leaves Disney's D23 Expo as the likely landing spot for the major 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announcement. And now, Disney has announced their 'Star Wars' plans for D23 and there is a LOT going on.
Anyone who was on the internet in the years leading up to the first 'Star Wars' prequel is probably getting a strong sense of deja vu right now. There is no bigger movie event on the horizon than 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and so every morsel of detail, every tiny leak and every seemingly insignificant rumor is a cause for alarm/celebration/heated discussion. Today, fans have something new to chew on yet: a casting breakdown that describes some of the film's new characters. And this is the real deal.
When George Lucas handed the reins of 'Star Wars' over to Disney, it was understood that the man behind the most popular science fiction universe of all time would only be involved in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in a limited capacity. However, we didn't realize just how limited it was! Lucas recently spoke out about his involvement in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and revealed that he hasn't spoken to director J.J. Abrams. Like, at all.
'Star Wars' fans have been able to journey to their favorite galaxy far, far away since 1987 thanks to the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland and Disney World. However, recent renovations to the iconic attraction and Disney's acquisition of the 'Star Wars' license have led to fans buzzing about when they'll get around to dedicating an entire section of one of their parks to George Lucas' iconic sci-fi universe. Now we have an answer: a 'Star Wars' land will open in Disney World's Hollywood Studios park in 2018.
Director J.J. Abrams hasn't shot a single roll of film, and 'Star Wars: Episode 7' has already sparked more rumors than we can count. But this one might actually be something worth paying attention to.
It's hard to imagine the 'Star Wars' saga without the lovable droids R2-D2 and C3-PO. After all, these two robots are (rather ironically) the most instantly relatable characters in the entire franchise and provide a clean entry point for audiences. So they're coming for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' right? Right? A new interview with C3-PO actor Anthony Daniels sheds a little light on the situation ...
There are few movie properties than inspire the fervor and passion in their fans that 'Star Wars' does. That means that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director J.J. Abrams is going to have every geeky eye in the world tracking his every movement and every word for the foreseeable future. Everything he says will be examined and re-examined. It'll be the personal hell he puts up with in order to bring the next 'Star Wars' adventure to the big screen. The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director recently addressed his responsibilities as the new captain of the franchise at the Produced By Conference.
Many 'Star Trek' fans felt personally betrayed when director J.J. Abrams ditched the series and jumped ship to 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' After all, the two iconic science fiction franchises have been embroiled in a silly war among fans for decades now -- either you're in one camp or the other, it seems. But how would Trekkies feel if Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, took a journey to the 'Star Wars' universe?
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