J.J. Abrams Mysteries: 'Star Wars' Release Shift & New Project Teaser
Now before anyone gets bent out of shape, let's remember that Star Wars: Episode VII hasn't been given a solid release date yet. Since the film was announced, it has been pegged for 2015, and everyone has assumed that it would arrive in the summer, just like the rest of the Star Wars films. However, Badass Digest has learned that Disney and Lucasfilm might be more keen on changing things up and delivering the film in the winter. Right now December 15th seems to be the favorite date, but nothing is official yet, maybe because executives think there's a chance director J.J. Abrams might not even be done in time.
It wouldn't be surprising if Abrams held up the film. After all, the release of Star Trek Into Darkness was pushed back because Abrams didn't feel he could deliver the film he wanted within that time frame. Some would contend that the extra time didn't necessarily benefit the film since it was recently named the worst Star Trek film by a gaggle of Trekkies at a recent convention, but this writer enjoyed the sequel. Plus, it would explain why announcements have been few and far between with Disney's D23Eexpo being the most recent disappointment for big news on the Star Wars front. Hopefully we'll hear something soon.
Meanwhile, the folks at Bad Robot are busy teasing another project shrouded in secrecy. A mysterious teaser trailer released by EW has surfaced for a project that is merely titled Stranger. Here's the teaser video:
A single shot of space, and then a sequence featuring a disheveled castaway in the ocean culminates with a shot of his face and a shoddily stitched up mouth and the words "Soon he will know." Apparently no one has any idea if this is for a film, TV show, web series or something else, but since the production value doesn't really line up with anything like the secret teasers for Cloverfield or Super 8, or ive with any of the TV or film titles in development, we're betting it's something more low key like a novel or even a comic book.