1 The Mickey Mindset: Star Wars Episode VII Rumors & News

Monday, May 5, 2014

Star Wars Episode VII Rumors & News

Mitchell Stein- Happy "Revenge of the 5th" to all of our Jedis and Sith masters and Padawans out there throughout the galaxy. Yesterday was the legendary "May the 4th Be With You"  Star Wars holiday, where thousands of Star Wars fans join together to celebrate the legendary saga once every year.

We at the Mickey Mindset think that celebration of Star Wars should never end, and all of the major fans continue to celebrate Star Wars throughout the next day of "Revenge of the 5th" (except if you can't stand the prequels. Revenge of the 5th doesn't usually get the biggest turnout.)

In celebrating Star Wars, we decided to take an in-depth look at the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII set to hit theaters December 2015. Lots of rumors are surrounding this new film, with J.J. Abrams at the helm to direct, and recently they unveiled the entire cast of the film, which includes some of the cast from the original trilogy. In all, not that much is currently known, but there's lots of speculation as to what's going on in this film, so we're going to take a look at what we know so far, and what is currently "confirmed" and what is not.


  • The film is set to be released December 2015. The cameras already stared rolling for this one, and apparently, the crew is filming in locations like Abu Dahbi and Alberquque, New Mexico (these are just the biggest rumors on the web right now. Disney obviously hasn't confirmed yet where the movie is being filmed). Lots of photos have been posted online, which we won't share here due to spoilers. 
  • J.J. Abrams has been attached to the film as a director. This move follows Abrams off some of his other recent movies, Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness, Super 8, LOST, making him a leader in science-fiction films. He is also co-writing the film and he is reportedly a major long-time Star Wars fan. 
  • The movie is taking place thirty years after Return of the Jedi. Confirmed members of the cast include Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) Harrison Ford (Han Solo) Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker (C-3PO and R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca the Wookie). Nothing else is currently known about the storyline. 
  • The screenplay is written by the same people as the original trilogy. Michael Arndt, who wrote the screenplay to The Empire Strikes Back is returning to co-write this film along with Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas is acting as a "creative consultant". Speculations are that Episode VII will follow in the steps of the original trilogy which comes as a relief to most fans. 
  • The score will be written by John Williams who wrote the incredible score to all six of the Star Wars films. Williams confirmed his return to the franchise last July. 
  • More films are on the way. Episodes VIII and IX are already in pre-production! 2015's films will obviously lead into the other films and Disney is also producing stand alone spin-off films to be released between each of the new SW saga films, and eventually we'll get to the point of roman numerals that we won't even remember how many films they represent. 

  • The full title to the movie will be Star Wars Episode VII: The Order of the Jedi. This is of course just an unconfirmed rumor at this point, and we should probably expect to hear more about the film possibly by San Diego Comic-Con, where most studios reveal new details about their upcoming films. 
  • Lupita Nyong'o has been cast to play Asaaj Ventress from the Clone Wars series. 
  • The plot will focus around Han Solo and Princess Leia's children. This story seems to be the most popular speculation, as the story takes place thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi, but has been unconfirmed by Disney. 
  • The main villian will not be a Sith lord. 
  • According to this Independant article, these speculations were posted on Twitter a few weeks ago. The account was quickly deleted shortly afterwards, which adds to the speculation that these rumors were possibly true. 
That's all we know right now. Personally, I prefer they keep everything top secret and under-wraps, which builds up the whole anticipation for this film very well, that's why I love the way J.J. Abrams runs things. Time to set the countdown clocks for December 2015! 

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