If you haven’t heard the tragic news that broke to the press yesterday: There will be a Star Wars Episode 7.
Not in some version of a TV movie or children’s television show like Clone Wars, but an actual, full-length, feature film, Star Wars Episode 7.
This news comes after Disney’s acquisition of LucasArts for around $4 Billion. (Please may Star War 1313 remain unaltered by the Mouse!) As relayed by Kotaku Editor, Jason Schreier, Disney has “plans to release a new Star Wars feature film every two or three years for the foreseeable future.”
George Lucas will act as an official creative consultant, but plans to retire. According to USA Today, Lucas said, “For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.”
The Star Wars prequels were an undeniable financial success, but many in the nerd community feel they were poorly written, horribly acted and just plain un-Star Wars. The only hope this nerd girl sees is that George Lucas is no longer directing/writing. After the abysmal writing job Lucas did for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I am of the strong opinion that the man just ruins everything from my childhood and should stop writing. Maybe, with a new team of people who (hopefully) love the Star Wars universe, Episode 7 might be the Star Wars we’ve been looking for… Rumor has it Joss Whedon is on the short list for possible directors- that would CHANGE EVERYTHING.
Some people may disagree, they may actually love the Prequels! Originals Versus Prequels is an age old debate: