Patton Oswalt’s seven-and-a-half minute citizen’s filibuster of Pawnee City Council outlining his vision for Star Wars: Episode VII has been animated by Isaac Moores. It’s just as epic as the first time you saw it.
The moment that Star Wars fans have been waiting years for arrived last Friday. Since the announcement of a third Star Wars trilogy after LucasFilm’s sale to Disney in 2012, Star Wars fans have been hotly anticipating Episode VII.
Now, some thirteen months away from the film’s scheduled release, Disney is ramping up the already massive hype train for Episode VII with the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
The news that Star Wars fans have been waiting months for has finally been announced. LucasFilm has officially revealed the stars of the upcoming, untitled Star Wars: Episode VII. Along with some old favourites, some new actors and Hollywood legends have been added to the Star Wars universe.
Casting may not be done yet and the script hasn’t been finalized but it sounds like shooting is already underway for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga. Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn, says that filming has begun on Star Wars: Episode VII.
Remember when you were excited for a new Star Wars trilogy to continue the story beyond what was already in the Expanded Universe. Noted Star Wars fan J.J. Abrams was directing. Oscar-winner Michael Arndt was tabbed to write the script. Everyone and their mother was meeting with Abrams. Some of the top behind the camera in Hollywood were onboard, including John Williams and Ben Burtt.
Now, the latest rumours about Episode VII are a little less promising. Nothing is confirmed or set in stone but rumours that indicate retconning established Star Wars canon concerns me.
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Bad Robot co-founder and Star Wars: Episode VII producer, Byran Burk, has spilled the beans about some of the plans for Episode VII. He’s not talking about the plot, characters or actors in the movie though. He’s strictly talking about logistics and it looks like things are still on track for a 2015 release.
I know that I linked to Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars Episode VII filibuster from Parks and Recreation in last week’s Geek Links of the Week. However, it’s far too awesome to relegate to just a link in a linkdump. It’s deserving of its own post.
Despite previously saying that he declined any involvement in the next Star Wars trilogy, reports say that J.J. Abrams will add the title of director of the first movie of the new Star Wars trilogy to director of the rebooted Star Trek franchise.
In December, Abrams told Empire Magazine that there were some early discussions but he didn’t go forward with discussions over directing one of the upcoming movies because of his loyalty to Star Wars. Because of the friendly rivalry between Star Trek and Star Wars fans, it’s interesting that one director would helm both franchises. Read the rest of this entry