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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Star Wars Episode VII News: Lucas Confirms Hamill, FIsher, and Ford. Iger Talks Disney Plans

Episode VII

Big news from the source himself! (Although, here, take this grain of salt...) George Lucas, in an extensive article on Star Wars in BusinessWeek has unofficially confirmed that we will see Luke, Han, and Leia back on the big screen. According to Lucas, contracts for Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford have all but been finalized. I can't wait to see how they will feature in the Sequel Trilogy!
Episode VII
Chewie is still holding out for his medal.
Quote The Maker:
"We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison - or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation." He then quickly added: "Maybe I'm not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them."
Also, Disney chief Bob Iger talks about his plans for the future of Star Wars attractions, merchandise, and movies:
"Iger is busy readying the machinery that will crank out Star Wars-related toys and theme park attractions and whatever Disney deems as appropriate franchise exploitation. He says he's looking to expand sales of Star Wars merchandise overseas and that ABC and Lucasfilm are discussing a live-action TV series. At the same time, Iger says he doesn't want to do anything that might detract from the upcoming movies. 'I don't want to overcommercialize or overhype this,' he says, 'It's my job to prevent that.' "
Disney Star Wars
I'd watch this.

I am more confident than ever that Star Wars is in good hands with Disney. What do you think? What are you looking forward to seeing in the coming years? One thing's for sure...there's never been a more exciting time to be a Star Wars fan!



1 comment:

  1. Only problem I see with this is that, based on Bob Iger's comments, many STAR WARS projects that are in various stages of completion may be shelved, temporarily, indefinitely or even permanently (although I do not see permanently as a viable option as so much money has already been poured into these various projects, tho once again, those are sunk costs....).

    We have already seen projects like the 3D conversions of Ep1 and Ep2 put on hold, we have heard nothing for at least 6 months about 1313, and, the one I worry most about, what are Disney planning on doing with The Clone Wars? Assume this will continue on a Disney channel, but we never know....I need an announcement!!!