Disney’s D23 EXPO this past weekend teased a multitude of possibilities including an entire Star Wars theme park. Star Wars Land will be added to Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL., but will likely not open until 2018.
Star Wars Episode VII‘s script apparently is still being heavily doctored but the film will start shooting in 2014. Casting news thus far has been slim; but actor Ian McDiarmid has been confirmed recast as Senator Palpatine despite that characters untimely demise. Palapatine did have an apprentice however, which many think will serve as one of the main villains in the film. The 7th installment will focus on the offspring of Han Solo and Princess Leia.
Star Wars Episode VII will shoot for a December 2015 release date, reportedly.
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NERDS REJOICE: The largest media conglomerate in the world (Disney) bought Lucasfilm last week and immediately announced that a fresh new trilogy of Star Wars films WILL BE HAPPENING starting with an Episode VII in 2015. Yesterday it was confirmed that Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) has been hired to pen Episode VII as the film begins pre-production. No word yet on who will direct or be cast in the films but personally I am optimistic, as Hayden Christensen already ruined one trilogy and will not be allowed to ruin another.
The new triumvirate of films will reportedly focus on the rebuilding of the Republic, with an aged Luke Skywalker becoming the premier Jedi and training a new order of Jedi Knights. The series will reportedly culminate in a final confrontation between Skywalker and the Emperor. Obviously many of the overarching plotlines have yet to be imagined:
Another epic storyline with four main characters? NO WAY! You must be saying. Let’s take a look.
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Star Wars: The Complete Saga has broken global sales records and become the most purchased Blu-Ray title of all time, despite some star wars fans negative reactions to Lucas yet again altering his masterpiece. Such a described act has even spawned the term ‘pulling a Lucas’ referring to altering something that was great already for arguably no tangible reasons whatsoever. Regardless of the relevance of Lucas’ alterations, let’s take a look at the supremely villainous duo that ruled the galaxy with an iron fist. Darth Vader is the head military officer of the Imperial Army and commander-in-chief of the Great Jedi Purge. A ruthless mobilizer and commandingly efficient leader of leaders, Vader is undoubtedly a FieldMarshal Rational. Darth Sidious is the ingenious Dark Lord of the Sith who’s master plan overthrew the Republic and Jedi Order and replaced it with his brutal authoritarian regime in one fell swoop. A brilliant master planner and a highly efficient organizer, Darth Sidious is undoubtedly a Mastermind Rational. Together, they make an extremely powerful and mercilessly efficient Strategic Coordinator tandem that ruled the Galaxy. With Darth Sidious orchestrating cunning strategies and his powerful right hand man Darth Vader enacting and enforcing them, few can stand in their way. Not all goes according to plan however, when Vader has a change of heart, saves his sons life, and redeems his wrongdoings. This crucial and climactic scene of course was one of the main and controversial changes that Lucas recently made, giving fuel to the nerd complaint fire all over the world. Vader now screams “NOOOO!!” before killing the emperor, making him a huge panzy and detracting from everything I just said. Kidding aside, if you are a Star Wars fan, Star Wars: The Complete Saga will indeed make a great Holiday gift!