Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Star Wars VII 2015 (new film every 2-3 years)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Star Wars VII 2015 (new film every 2-3 years)

    http://www.slashfilm.com/disney-buys...ars-film-2015/

    Huge news from Disney, which is under the relatively new steerage of Alan Horn. CNBC was first to report via twitter that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm, paying the same amount for the company that it did for Marvel a few years ago: $4b in cash and stock.

    THR quickly confirmed the report, saying that current LucasFilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy will become president of LucasFilm, as we’ve more or less known would happen. The bigger news is that THR mentions that a new Star Wars film is planned for 2015. Kennedy will be the exec producer of Star Wars: Episode VII and future Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas acting as “creative consultant.”

    Read a statement from Lucas after the break.

    Here’s what Star Wars and LucasFilm creator George Lucas had to say:

    For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. 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. 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.



    Yahoo Finance reports:

    Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, innovation and technology, including its massively popular and “evergreen” Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire the substantial portfolio of cutting-edge entertainment technologies that have kept audiences enthralled for many years. Lucasfilm, headquartered in San Francisco, operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the present intent is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations.

    In a conference call, Disney execs discussed the previous success that Disney and LucasFilm have had together, and the idea of bringing together the companies, their stable(s) of characters, and approach to creative content, based in part on the early experience of featuring Star Wars content in Disney theme parks.

    Star Wars Episode VII will be released in 2015, and followed by Episodes VIII and IX, with long-term plans including a “new Star Wars film every two to three years.” Those will be part of Disney’s overal eight to ten film per year plan. The Indiana Jones franchise is mentioned in the call, but one “encumbrance” of Indy is the fact that Paramount has released those films, so Disney can’t quickly begin making new films in that franchise.

    Star Wars is clearly the focus of Disney’s interest. Use of Star Wars in games, parks, and television mentioned as well, with no specifics. The deal specifically brings the already in-development Episode VII to Disney; which is to say, there’s a good amount of work done on that film already, with plans in place for the next two episodes as well. And one mention in the conference call is that Lucas has consulted on the currently in-development Episode VII, “but it is his intent to retire.”
    Not sure how I feel about this. Nice to see new Star Wars material, but nothing will likely top the originals.
    Last edited by Amari24; 10-30-2012, 02:30 PM.

  • #2
    Sounds like bad news to me. Will be interesting to see who they cast...

    Comment


    • #3
      Arn't all the main characters in 7,8,9? Luke, Leia, and Han? If so, it'd be weird seeing all of them recast.
      sigpic


      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by BroncoFanNC View Post
        Arn't all the main characters in 7,8,9? Luke, Leia, and Han? If so, it'd be weird seeing all of them recast.
        Yeah that is my main concern as well. Wonder if they will follow any of the books? I never got into them, but I know they followed the original characters after Return of the Jedi.

        I cant really even think of who would be good to play them at the moment.

        Comment


        • #5
          Gross......

          Comment


          • #6
            cant be any worse than the crappy movies being made these days. they should make a live action KOTOR movie as well IMO

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Den615 View Post
              Yeah that is my main concern as well. Wonder if they will follow any of the books? I never got into them, but I know they followed the original characters after Return of the Jedi.

              I cant really even think of who would be good to play them at the moment.
              Maybe a prequel to TPM going more 'in-depth' with the origin of Darth Maul and Qui-Gon? A couple Boba Fett films could be interesting.

              Post episode VI? By that time, Luke was really the only original character who did anything meaningful. Leia and Han had three kids, one of which was Jacen Solo AKA. Darth Caedus.

              Not sure what they're planning, but they literally have unlimited options. We're not even considering the time period of the Old Republic. They could make a bunch of movies set just in that period; hundreds of years before Vader in all.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Amari24 View Post
                Maybe a prequel to TPM going more 'in-depth' with the origin of Darth Maul and Qui-Gon? A couple Boba Fett films could be interesting.

                Post episode VI? By that time, Luke was really the only original character who did anything meaningful. Leia and Han had three kids, one of which was Jacen Solo AKA. Darth Caedus.

                Not sure what they're planning, but they literally have unlimited options. We're not even considering the time period of the Old Republic. They could make a bunch of movies set just in that period; hundreds of years before Vader in all.
                With the title "episode seven' I just assumed it would be a follow up to the original trilogy. Either way I don't have high expectations, hope I am proven wrong though.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'm all for more Star Wars. With Lucas as a consultant, i believe it should be very interesting to see what characters/stories they go with. I'd like to see more Maul & Fett too.
                  HE>i

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Den615 View Post
                    Sounds like bad news to me. Will be interesting to see who they cast...
                    Biber will play Young Luke.
                    Channing Tatum will play Obi Wan.
                    Danny Devito for Yoda.
                    Miley Cyrus will play Padmia(spell check)
                    Orlando Bloom will be Annie.
                    John McCain will be the Emperor.
                    sigpic
                    Adopted Broncos:
                    EmmanuelSanders

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Anyways the only way I'd ever pay to watch a new Star Wars film, is if it's a movie version of Force Unleashed. Otherwise, this Star Wars fan cares not.
                      sigpic
                      Adopted Broncos:
                      EmmanuelSanders

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        sigpic

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          The one good thing that may come out of this is we may see a large amounts of new star wars novels come out because of this. Depending on what they do this could destroy the extended universe cannon completely.
                          sigpic

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Just read it's all going to be completely original stuff. Nothing from the original novels. I'm worried about that. But what can you do?

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              They should just reboot it or create a new storyline instead of making a sequel.
                              Now go get your shine box

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X