Today in Episode VII: More release date shenanigans

STAR WARS RUMORS: Take seriously at your own risk.→ Friday means Da7e’s Star Wars column over at Latino Review, and while he mostly unpacks the rumors from earlier this week, the real meat here? Is that despite Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams really wanting to move the film back to May 4, Bob Iger isn’t letting them do it, no matter what’s going on with Harrison Ford’s extremities. Lots of doom-and-gloom going on here, so please remember that rumors are rumors and don’t let yourself go into full Threepio panic mode over them.

/Film’s Germain Lussier on why Iger would be so firm on the December date. In short: MONEY. Naturally.

→ In the ‘well, yeah’ department, Latino Review is also saying that Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd will be in the movie. We had plenty of friends-and-family cameos throughout the prequels (all the Lucas kids, Nathan Hamill, Sofia Coppola, etc.) so naturally we’ll probably see some in this round as well. And then, of course, there’s this tweet, which also names Maisie Richardson Sellers. Abe Gurko is, depending on who you listen to, Carrie Fisher’s current or former assistant.

→ Only a matter of hours left to donate to A Force for Change if you want a chance at lunch with J.J. Abrams.

One Reply to “Today in Episode VII: More release date shenanigans”

  1. Let’s not forget: Bob Iger was already gracious enough to allow Ep7 be pushed to December. He certainly didn’t want to go there and kept talking about a summer 2015 release. Then Lucasfilm kept bungling the script issue for months on end, and Iger had to yield. And now they allegedly wanted him to do the same thing all over again, and this time he’s standing his ground. Good for him. And, ultimately, for Lucasfilm. They can’t just talk Star Wars, they have to deliver, and they have to do it on time, be it with a digital Han Solo or a smaller Solo role or no Solo at all.
    It might do them some good to grow up and just get the job done as promised.

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