Lately, almost every bit of news we’ve received about the next Star Wars flick has suggested that Disney is not getting any closer to actually filming the movie. A few weeks ago we learned Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt was relieved of his script-writing duties for Episode VII and replaced by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. And of course there’s been casting rumor after casting rumor, but nothing has been confirmed, just today another open casting call went out in the UK.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Disney is apparently planning to push the release of Star Wars 7 from spring/summer to fall/winter 2015—at least if you believe some Dutch guy named Dennis Barbie.
Barbie, you see, is Disney’s Director of Retail for the Netherlands, and yesterday he took to Twitter to spill some beans:
Saw today some awesome first features/plans of new StarWars 7 movie coming end 2015…at this moment it is planned for end of CY15 but in the entertainment business you will never know.
Of course, later on he tried to take it all back:
OMG didn’t think my post would be picked up like this.Was just guessing period I have no real info on StarWars.
But nobody is buying that, because pushing back the release date just makes too much sense at this point.
So congrats, Barbie. You broke the news! Have fun being demoted to the mail room.
Not that the fashion world freaks out to much at the sight of bare boobs, consider the models spend half their time half-dressed and everybody is very adult about the fact that they are walking mannequins.
Still, when the beautiful Candice Swanepoel suffers a wardrobe malfunction and flashes her bare udder on the public stage, me and a few million of my closest ogling gentleman friends are going to notice. Maybe pop some champagne and celebrate even. Just Korbel or something, not that fancy stuff we’d open for full-on nekkidness of this South African uber-sextastic model. Still, I shall never forsake the eyeball glory of Candice Swanepoel and her sweet chestal goodness. It almost makes fashion worth watching. Enjoy.
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Who do you want writing the script for Star Wars: Episode VII? The guy who wrote a script about talking a bunch of talking toys, or the guy who wrote the the script for the best Star Wars movie of them all?
Well, if for some reason you answered “the guy who wrote the movie about toys,” I’ve got some bad news for you. That guy is Michael Arndt. He wrote the script for Toy Story 3 and was working on the script for the new Star Wars picture. However, now Arndt is free to pursue other projects, because he’s been replaced by the film’s director, J.J. Abrams, and that other guy, Lawrence Kasdan.
According to LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy, “Arndt has done a terrific job bringing us to this point.” But apparently she didn’t think the job he did was quite terrific enough. So now they’re going with the guy who wrote the words, “No, I am your father!”
“There are very few people,” Kennedy said, “who fundamentally understand the way a Star Wars story works like Larry, and it is nothing short of incredible to have him even more deeply involved in its return to the big screen.”
So Star Wars geeks rejoice…but not too much. Keep in mind that Kasdan also wrote Return of the Jedi, and is therefore responsible for the Ewoks. Plus, his last movie was a stinker called Darling Companion about a middle aged couple who learn the true meaning of love from a dog.
If you’re like me, you groaned when you heard last year that Disney was buying Lucasfilm and was going to crank out yet another trilogy of Star Wars films—not because you wouldn’t love a new trilogy of Star Wars films, but because you assumed at the time it would probably suck. However, when it was announced that J.J. Abrams would direct the next film in the space opera—again, if you’re like me—you probably thought, well, okay, it might not be so bad. (Excessive lens flares aside.) And if that is the case, then you’re really going to be glad Disney bought Lucasfilm when you hear this next bit of news: according to an inside source, George Lucas was working on a new trilogy up to a year prior to selling the whole thing to Disney.
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Before it’s all over, every notable actor working today will have been rumored as a possibility for Star Wars: Episode VII. This week, it’s Daniel Day-Lewis’ turn. Next week? Dabney Coleman and big-bootied adult-starlet Alexis Texas will be added to the mix. But for now, we’ll stick with Lewis.
Latino Review, which is no stranger to inaccurate casting news, is claiming that Lewis was recently spotted having lunch with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, the current head of Lucasfilm. If the meeting even took place, it’s entirely possible that the trio discussed something completely unrelated to Star Wars, like the long awaited Howard the Duck prequel, A Quack of the Clones.
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Let’s call a spade a spade and just say, straight up, that J.J. Abrams and his overlords over at Disney have been huge dill-holes about this whole Star Wars: Episode VII thing. We don’t want them to rush. We want them to make smart decisions when it comes to plot and cast so we don’t end up with more Ewoks or Gungans. But they know how much we’re all dying to know about the next Star Wars trilogy, and now it’s starting to feel like they’re stringing us along for shits and giggles.
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Are you guys sitting down? Get this: Disney is delaying the release of Star Wars: Episode VII…by a few months. Because that’s what you do when you have no script, no title, no confirmed actors, and billions upon billions of dollars. When are they changing it to now? Christmas-time of course. Well, maybe.
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