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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Rewriting Episode VII Screenplay

I’m nervous and happy… Nerppy? Havous?

We finally have some new concrete details on the continuing pre-production of Star Wars Episode VII, and I couldn’t be happier. Actually I’m not happy I’m ecstatic.

It’s sometimes hard as a Star Wars fan not to sound like a broken record when trying to communicate how excited I am that there are new Star Wars films being worked on, it’s so easy to sound super critical when all you’re trying to communicate what is a longing for more information on this film at we’re all so excited about.

New Star Wars films being worked on!

So imagine my excitement when, after a long day of classes, I was on my way home and my phone started blowing up with notifications about a new article on the official site titled: MASTER FILMMAKING TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

An interesting title, mainly because we already thought we had a master film-making team for Star Wars Episode VII. I dare say we did. The main news the press release puts fourth, is announcing that Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams were taking over the screenwriting duties in place of poor Michael Arndt. Otherwise it was just exciting news on the folks who will be working on the film.

Keeping all of this genuine excitement for what’s happening with this film in mind, I can’t help but be slightly concerned as to the stability of the production process at this point. The press release reads as a re-shuffling, a change, and if there’s one thing Star Wars fans hate, its change. So while I maintain my excitement, I am genuinely curious at the fact that J.J. Abrams and Kasdan are now the primary screenwriters. That, to me is an indicator that the Episode VII script is being completely overhauled, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I think it shows that Abrams and Kennedy are taking this project very seriously and they’re not willing to move forward unless they’re confident that they have a fantastic foundation to move upon.

Personally I think that this will mean a delay in the release date and honestly, I’m 100 percent fine with that. Hey, if a script rewrite is what it takes to get this right, do it.

If a postponement of the release date is what it takes to get this film right, do it.

If they have to take the time and expense to call upon the ghosts of Ralph McQuarrie and Irvin Kershner, do it.

Jett Lucas Knows – SWR #108

On this episode…

  • Aaron Goins reports from Star Wars Reads Day 
  • What does Jett Lucas know?
  • Saoirse Ronan Details Star Wars Audition With Lightsaber
  • Lucasfilm going on radio silence
  • Steve’s SW minute 
And more!

We also catch up on all the latest news, rumors, and more!

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-Riley

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2015′s Blockbuster Bloodbath – Ep VII Could Be in Trouble; Here’s Why:

The following is a very intriguing guest post by Aaron Christ, enjoy!

-Riley Blanton

The 2015 Star Wars Movie Bubble

by Aaron Christ

With the speed and break-neck velocity that the studios seem to be leaking information through various sources has truly got the nerd fan base up in a roar. From DragonCon to Wizard World in Chicago the topic of interest lately is inevitably Star Wars. It’s in every blog, podcast and celeb interview this side of the hemisphere. Frankly, I’m just waiting for someone to tell me that Ryan Gosling will be the next Skywalker.

Oh, wait…

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Dragon Con 2013 – Episode VII Panel Audio – SWR #103

We present our continuing coverage of Dragon Con 2013! This episode feature the audio from our first ever panel, “what we know about Episode VII” It was an absolute blast!

Enjoy!

-Riley

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Ghosts of Crucible – SWBW #10

Review this Episode: Star Wars: Crucible

Star Wars Bookworms is a monthly podcast but we have gone above and beyond this month releasing a second episode with (maybe) a third on the way! In this episode we are joined by Expanded Universe expert Geralyn Bray, a blogger over at the fansite Roqoo Depot. At the top of the show we give her a short interview to learn more about her favorite things in Star Wars.

Force ghosts, Force ghosts everywhere! We also discuss the Episode VII rumors that both Ian McDiarmid and Ewan McGregor may return to the Star Wars movies. As Force ghosts, clones, holocron projections? Will McGregor get a stand alone Kenobi movie?

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