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Star Wars Episode VII Confirmations

Release years for Spinoffs

By Robert T. Trate     April 23, 2014
Source: Variety


Star Wars Episode VII arrives Dec. 18, 2015.
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We’ve got another Star Wars update or maybe it’s better to call it a confirmation. Remember last week when those AT-AT looking pictures surfaced on the internet? Check out the article here on Mania.com. Disney’s Chairman, Alan Horn, confirmed that second unit filming was happening in the desert of Abu Dhabi. 
 
From Variety: “We did some second-unit work in Abu Dhabi,” Horn said, speaking at the Bloomberg and Tribeca Film Festival Business of Entertainment Breakfast Tuesday in New York. “We have to give that the ‘Star Wars’-ian look, if I can use that as an adjective — we need to go to these places.”

(There was no official confirmation on if this was an AT-AT or not)
 
Horn, who previous credits include all 8 Harry Potters and the The Dark Knight Trilogy, stated that the next two Star Wars films will be released in 2017 and 2019. Disney is not officially set for December premiere dates. Spin off films for Star Wars will arrive in 2016 and 2018. Thus insuring Star Wars films for the next 4 straight years. 

Star Wars: Episode VII arrives Dec. 18, 2015.

 

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elrushbo 4/23/2014 8:40:08 AM

 Exxxxxxcellent! Hope to see a trailer with The Hobbit in dec

kinetoscope 4/23/2014 9:03:09 AM

 The Force is strong with this one. Schwing!

xpaladinx45 4/23/2014 9:06:25 AM

As long as they are holding off on announcing the cast, we might not know who the spin offs are about until the release dates

ElBaz13 4/23/2014 10:33:21 AM

Hey Rob, don't forget the most recent story involving these movies that pretty much says they will not involve the EU.

Simon Kinberg said "it's the 6 movies and that's it"

 

TheStormrider 4/23/2014 11:49:13 AM

The lack of respect for the extended universe is the reason the prequels failed.  The fans and extended universe have extended starwars into something far more tangible than lucas ever could alone.  Ignoring it is a real shame.

monkeyfoot 4/23/2014 11:51:40 AM

ElBaz, I think he said they may use stuff from the EU as inspiration. This is how I want it. You don't want to be locked into characters and settings for the sequels by writings done over the past 30 years.

Sanity 4/23/2014 12:33:12 PM

 The problem monkeyfoot is that the best story ever produced that has anything to do with Star Wars - including the stories from any of the movies - is Zahn's Thrawn trilogy.  It sucks knowing such good material is available and being completely ignored.  I'd personally rather see an animated version of that than these new live action movies.

That being said I'll watch the new stuff just like everyone else will.  Though I'm skeptical about Abrams directing.  I'm not fond of what he did with Star Trek.  Though I did like MI3 and Super 8...so we'll see.

 

ElBaz13 4/23/2014 12:41:57 PM

I don't think they need to translate word per word but it would be nice if they used the same names. Mara Jade, the Solo kids.

It's like comic adaptations. Too much source material to go buy but the writers/producers pick some of the best elements of the book and go with it.

 

DarkXid 4/23/2014 1:20:14 PM

 Fuck the EU.

AS long as they keep Lucas away from the principal writing and directing...although I don't know if I'd want JJ Abrams messin with it either, but Empire and Jedi were great because Lucas wasn't the sole writer and director on those movies.  

They need to go in the direction they see fit without the EU dragging them down.  It was a nice run and fun, but really what we need is a new Star Wars that adds to the old and hopefully starts something new.  

It should open with Ambassador Jar Jar being ripped limb from limb by Chewbacca.  First to let us know he's still alive and to let us know Jar Jar has been dealt with once and for all.

elrushbo 4/23/2014 3:32:17 PM

 It will be nice to watch Star Wars and not know if characters live or die. Glad Lawrence Kasdan is involved, not just a new perspective and also no Lucas. He is a great idea man but wow he sucks when he directs and writes dialogue

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