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The Star Wars: Episode VII Team Would Like An Extension On Their Homework, Please. To 2016.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:45 am, November 1st, 2013
Just last week we had word Star Wars: Episode VII was switching writers. As you can imagine, that didn’t instill many of us with hopeful thoughts about the next installment of the franchise, due in theaters 2015. As it turns out, the folks working on the film seem to be a little concerned as well. So much so they asked for the film to be pushed back a year. But Disney’s CEO said no.
The Hollywood Reporter writes, “According to those close to the project, producer Kathleen Kennedy and most of the film’s creative team have asked Disney to push the release to 2016, but studio CEO Robert Iger is adamant that Episode VII — perhaps the franchise’s most anticipated installment since 1999′s The Phantom Menace — not budge.”
What bothers me is, if the people you’ve hired to put together this huge production are expressing their concern, it’s probably for good reason, and they should be listened to. They want to put out the best product possible and want the time to do that so why not push back until 2016?
“Although the 2015 schedule already is full of tentpoles including Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Warner Bros.’ Superman-Batman mashup and Lionsgate’s final Hunger Games, Iger has crafted a Star Wars game plan that hinges on Episode VII hitting the big screen that summer,” writes THR.
This includes the three main films as well as at least two spin-offs. With J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are taking over the script from Michael Arndt, the report says there’s basically zero margin for error to get the film out for its intended release date. May the Force be with you all…
(via The Hollywood Reporter)