We live in a time when there’s been unprecedented excitement for the franchise. For years, original trilogy fans have wanted to know the future of the Skywalker clan and the stories that remain to be told after the events Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars Isn’t Dead.
Star Wars fans everywhere want to know, want to have any glimpse at the future of the characters that have become so beloved to the American and world culture. Since Luke Skywalker blew up the Deathstar and good triumphed over evil, this has been something for which the world has hardly dared to dream of for the past 30+ years.
Star Wars isn’t dead.
Star Wars isn’t dead because the prequels. It survived whatever criticism (most far from legitimate) that it received.
Star Wars isn’t dead because of Jar Jar Binks.
Star Wars isn’t dead because its been over marketed.
Star Wars isn’t dead because it’s sold out.
Star Wars isn’t dead because it’s run by evil corporate Disney.
As someone has been podcasting for 3 years about a mythology that I deeply connect with, I can say that those who call themselves Star Wars “Purists” and “minimalists” are wrong. During the time of the prequels, and afterwards, the Star Wars fandom and fan community have been more vibrant than it ever was before.
So, in the war between creativity and immediate profit, creativity won the day in 2015 after all.
Disney officially announced December 18, 2015, as the release date for the to-be-titled Star Wars: Episode VII.
Guys. That’s just two years away!
Hopefully, this allows J.J. time to overcome any potential script delays caused by the departure of Michael Arndt.
Here’s the Quote from Alan Horn
“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.”