'Star Wars: Episode VII' News and Teaser Coming Sooner Than Later?
by Ethan Anderton
October 10, 2013
There has barely been any official news about Star Wars: Episode VII since it was announced that Disney would continue the iconic sci-fi saga. J.J. Abrams is directing the film with a script from Michael Arndt and John Williams will return to compose the score, but there hasn't been any official news regarding a title, story, casting or anything like that. Well, fans might not have to wait much longer. There's some buzz on the Internet that an official announcement might be just around the corner. In fact, there are rumblings that this month might be when Disney decides to break some news, but there are some potential hurdles.
"So here’s what I’m hearing about Episode VII. Casting and title announcements are imminent, possibly today or tomorrow. But that’s not all. I’ve heard word that there’ll be an announcement trailer/teaser featuring Luke. Tweeting this so I look like Nikki Finke if/when it happens."
In addition, Devin Faraci of Badass Digest, who broke news of a potential holiday release for the sequel instead of the presumed summer plans, posted on Twitter (via SlashFilm), "I think we're pretty close to some official Star Wars announcements." The more intriguing part of these bits is that there might be some kind of teaser video announcing the release date and title, which wouldn't be surprising following all the videos that George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy used to discuss the deal between Lucasfilm and Disney. Of course, it does seem to come out of nowhere, and maybe this teaser, or announcement, isn't coming so soon.
JediNews ran two rumors on the supposedly forthcoming news and teaser. First of all, they say the teaser won't arrive until April 2014, when Disney releases Captain America: The Winter Soldier into theaters, and on that teaser will be the release date of November 11th, 2015, which is different than the December release rumored in August. But Ant-Man was just moved from a November release, so that new rumored date isn't unreasonable.
As far as the news goes, they think October 23rd might bring some announcements, but apparently there are three things that might hold that back: an Apple iPad announcement rumored for October 22nd, the impending release of Thor: The Dark World in IMAX October 30th and November 8th in all theaters, and apparently Harrison Ford doesn't want to deal with Star Wars announcement press until he's done promoting Ender's Game. That all makes sense, but if Lucasfilm and Disney really want to make an announcement and maybe release a teaser, why not use Thor: The Dark World to maximize that? I guess we'll just have to keep sitting patiently to see when the studio decides to unleash some real news on us.