We sense a disturbance in the force.
After months of waiting for a major announcement from Disney and Lucasfilm regarding J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode 7, fans are getting big news, but it’s all bad news. First there was the announcement that screenwriter Michael Ardnt had been essentially fired from his position with the script being taken over by Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan.
Today came word that Lucasfilm put in a request to delay the release date of Star Wars Episode 7 from 2015 to summer 2016, a request that was scoffed at and rejected by Disney.
The report came from The Hollywood Reporter who stated that Disney CEO Robert Iger is insisting that the film will come out on it’s originally projected 2015 release date, likely the summer of 2015. This is not news that Star Wars fans want to be hearing as not a single scene has been shot, not a single major role been filled and already we’re having problems with the production.
Fans are anticipating the release of Star Wars Episode 7 like they were back in 1999 when The Phantom Menace hit theaters, but some say Lucasfilm didn’t take enough time on ironing that one out.
It has been rumored that the film could secure a Christmas 2015 release date but Iger is going to get his way and see the film released when he see fit, meaning more problems may be ahead with trouble bubbling up to the surface.