Since hearing the news that Disney bought Lucasfilm and there will be a new Star Wars movie, fans all over the world are speculation on what ‘Episode 7’ will be about. A Lucasfilm source says that this will be an all original story.
What we do know for sure about Star Wars: Episode 7 is that Lucas himself won’t have a big hand in the day-to-day creation of it, although he did say he will assist and oversee the film (after previously saying he would never do another Star Wars movie). But some fans are actually happy to know that Lucas won’t have such a big hand it in (perhaps they are secretly hoping to never see Jar Jar Binks killed off permanently).
Ok, so while Star Wars fans everywhere are speculating about what the new movie will entail, there are some facts that might surprise you.
E Online (UK) has some info about the plot of Episode 7:
“It’s an original story,” a LucasFilm source tells me.
In other words, forget the Star Wars novels. Forget the graphic novels. Forget everything you think you know about what happens to Luke Skywalker. According to my sources, Episode 7will literally be nothing you’ve ever seen or read before from the Star Wars universe.
I also hear from several sources that, no matter what you may hear to the contrary, no director has been officially attached to the project.
Meanwhile, there isn’t much news regarding the other big Star Wars projects currently in development.
A spoofy cartoon TV series, Detours, was announced in August, spearheaded by Seth Green and the other creators of Robot Chicken. No release dates or networks were revealed, but Disney has said that it envisions some sort of Star Wars presence on its Disney XD channel. I wouldn’t be surprised if Detours landed there.
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Unrelated and still – Mark Hamill talking about Episodes 7-9 (1983):
So if this source is to be trusted, the only thing we can count on for sure is that we have no idea what the new movie is going to be about, other than its Star Wars theme. It’s an original story… something new. This could be a very good thing for the franchise or it might be a bad thing.
The only thing I really know for sure is that Disney does not make a habit of screwing up or of disappointing their fans so I am holding on to high hopes that this is going to go well. We will continue to update you as new information unfolds but until then, we’re all just waiting for 2015.