In 2012, The Walt Disney Company gained the rights to Lucasfilm and started work on a new Star Wars film. Usually, you would expect fans to be joyful at this news. Star Wars and George Lucas have an immense fan-base and they were surprised with another film in the franchise. There has been a lot of discourse against Disney, however. Disney has made some great films, but none in the league or even the same genre as Star Wars. So the question is, can they pull it off?
It would be interesting to see an aged Han Solo. Is he still a badass or is a grumpy old man, reminiscing about the good old days while his grand-kids roll their eyes and think he’s imagining things again?
There are some rumours about the story for Episode VII, but nothing has been established. However, Carrie Fisher has revealed that filming will begin sometime between March and May 2014. The film is set for a release in late 2015, currently supposed to be December 18th, so make sure to fill that in on your calendar.
Surely, Disney will stick to the original format of the films. They risk alienating and huge fan-base and losing a lot of money. Who would idiotic enough to attempt to change Star Wars? If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. This should mean that the film is something to look forward to, not dread or protest against.
Also in Star Wars news, Disney Pixar may be creating a film which occurs in the same universe, separate from the story arch we all know and love.