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Release Of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' For 2015

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Release Of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' For 2015

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DragonAgeOrgins
10.30.2012 , 02:40 PM | #1
The Force is strong with this merger. Disney announced on Tuesday that he had purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cast and stock shares. In conjunction with the news, Disney also revealed that plans for a seventh "Star Wars" film, "Star Wars: Episode VII," are in motion with eyes on theatrical release in 2015.

"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," Lucas, who directed four of the six "Star Wars" films, said in a statement. "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."

Echoed Disney chairman and chief executive officer Robert Iger, "This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including 'Star Wars,' one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney's unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value."

For more on the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm, head over the Disney website

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...=entertainment

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SNCommand
10.30.2012 , 02:56 PM | #2
So here's the questions, how will they handle the fact that there's already a sizable EU placed after ROTJ? and how will they deal with the fact that most of the actors of the OT is now well on their way to very old age? will this be a prequel prequel? placed hundreds of years after or before the trilogies? Will this be a new story or an old one re purposed for cinema?
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Personally I would slap Georges hands away from the editing desk, give him a colouring book and then remake the entire prequel trilogy so that Darth Vader uses the force to win breakdance competitions and chokes to death anyone who utters the word midichlorians.

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LukeSaberRattler
10.30.2012 , 02:59 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by SNCommand View Post
So here's the questions, how will they handle the fact that there's already a sizable EU placed after ROTJ? and how will they deal with the fact that most of the actors of the OT is now well on their way to very old age? will this be a prequel prequel? placed hundreds of years after or before the trilogies? Will this be a new story or an old one re purposed for cinema?
You can easily make episode 7 take place years after 6 with Luke an older Jedi ala Obi Wan. You can then introduce his padawan that will take over from there whoever that may be.
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Wulox
10.30.2012 , 03:03 PM | #4
Oh god no. They better keep to the EU, or they are going to have a lot of unhappy fans, A LOT.

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Uluain
10.30.2012 , 03:03 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by LukeSaberRattler View Post
You can easily make episode 7 take place years after 6 with Luke an older Jedi ala Obi Wan. You can then introduce his padawan that will take over from there whoever that may be.
I believe that Mark Hammil has been on record as being willing to play an older Luke Skywalker at any time.

As far as EU is concerned, films already trump EU. Those books then become a "what might have been" like Splinter of the Mind's Eye.

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Oh god no. They better keep to the EU, or they are going to have a lot of unhappy fans, A LOT.
Why? It doesn't take away the experience of having read and enjoyed the books. It just takes the saga in a fresh direction.

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DarkDisturbed
10.30.2012 , 03:04 PM | #6
I'm praying that they finally overwrite the post-ROTJ EU about the Emperor being cloned, Luke being married, etc. I will be one happy camper

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DragonAgeOrgins
10.30.2012 , 03:06 PM | #7
Not long ago. I asked a question if they're should another film. Does anyone remember it? I do. Everyone groaned that it would discredit the work that's been going on for the last six series. How unusual it is to find this information confirming that the Legacy of Star Wars will continue. Likely into the new generation.

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Slowpokeking
10.30.2012 , 03:06 PM | #8
I don't think people will accept recast of the Big 3. So the Great Sith War is the best era to make new movies.

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ToEasy
10.30.2012 , 03:08 PM | #9
I hope they follow the EU and not retcon it all. That would make me very unhappy.
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joenewbie
10.30.2012 , 03:13 PM | #10
Follow the Zahn books.
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