The entertainment world, and every Star Wars fan alive, which is approximately 70% of the human population (give or take), has been quaking with anticipation and excitement at the announcement of a new Star Wars trilogy -- Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, with appearances from Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford -- set to hit movie theaters in 2015. It will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness).
However, recent reports have announced a fundamental shift in the Episode VII's development. The original Oscar-winning screenwriter, Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) has been replaced with Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark) and J.J. Abrams himself.
Although Arndt is a fantastic writer who turned an animated kids film into an Oscar-contending tearjerker, these changes in writers means one thing for sure: Episode VII will likely have a similar feel to Episode V and VII released in the eighties. The movie will also be shot on film (not digital) as the original trilogy was, further confirming Abrams vision for a classic trilogy feel that will be faithful to original movies that made Star Wars so awesome in the first place.
Episode VII will be shooting in 2014 in the UK at Pinewood Studios.
Also, not to be a downer, but it is now occurring to people that the 20th century Fox theme that has begun every Star Wars movie since 1977 will be replaced with the Disney intro. Hmmm...