Report: Lucasfilm wants 2016 release for Episode VII, but Disney holds firm to 2015

SEQUEL TRILOGY RUMORS: Take seriously at your own risk.The Hollywood Reporter goes digging behind the scenes to report that Disney CEO Bob Iger still wants the film out in summer 2015, even though Lucasfilm (if maybe not director J.J. Abrams) would prefer to push it back to 2016. If true, this puts a bit of a snarky spin on that “expected 2015” from Lucasfilm last week.

They also have conflicting sources on a struggle over casting between Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, and, of course, the assurance that this sort of thing is nothing out of the usual.

In any case, I wouldn’t go expecting a solid release date announcement any time soon.

6 thoughts on “Report: Lucasfilm wants 2016 release for Episode VII, but Disney holds firm to 2015

  1. Aaron

    By now, I can almost see them getting to the point where they say, oh $%§$” it, we’ll just adapt the Thrawn trilogy. :-P

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  3. Paula

    I am strangely unengaged with the drama.

    Perhaps it’s that I’m an Old Fart Fan (TM) and am used to waiting long periods of time for new Star Wars movies?

    We get ‘em when we get ‘em.

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