Happy Anniversary to Disney, Lucasfilm and all the fans. October 30, 2012 will always be remembered as the day which brought us a new hope about the future of our favourite franchise. We're only hours away from the next Star Wars Wednesday tease. What will it be ...
Many people are disappointed at the level of news we got so far about the new movies. I think we've got enough. Just ask yourselves the question "what did we know on October 29 last year?" Absolutely nothing!
Now we have 6 new Star Wars movies announced. We know the producers, the director, the writers and the most important people from the crew about the first movie. We know the writers of the spin-off movies and the Episode 7 script was in development for a whole year.
Disney's steps so far in the Star Wars Universe really show a great desire to do things in the right way so that the fans will be mostly pleased. Are they going to celebrate the 1 year anniversary after the announcement with some official press release remains to be seen in the following hours.
The consecutive release of the three teasers from the Original Trilogy really suggested that something will happen today. Later Lucasfilm employees denied the rumors. I still believe that there will be some kind of an Episode 7 announcement. If I'm wrong at least we'll get the continuation of what it seems to be some kind of a viral campaign for the new movies.
I'll update this article constantly when something interesting is released today.
Any announcements should be expected before 5 pm EDT (11pm CET). That's because I believe Lucasfilm are also considering the UK's time zone. We all know the UK has a special place in the Star Wars production process.
So stay tuned...
It looks like we might even got some more rumors today. :)
@elmayimbe @Latinoreview would be real nice if you guys could drop a SW scoop tom since it's the 1 year anniv. of the #SWVII announcement :)
— AverageFilmGuy (@averagefilmguy) October 29, 2013
Maybe it's nothing but I like StarWars.com's front page image:
This McQuarrie art really screams "expectation". :)
While we're waiting here's an interesting Episode 7 tidbit from TFN member Frank_TJ_Mackey. Source: letapisrosedecatherine
Believe me or not, but I know at least one actor who auditioned for a role and he has been notified by the production that he did not get the role.
The actor was Francois Arnaud, who was rumoured as Christian in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey as well.
100% confirmed.....so I guess that it means somebody did get the role, since people are being notified.
Star Wars has changed their FB cover photo. Always happens before an update/announcement... Should be about two hours now.
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) October 30, 2013
The new cover image of StarWars.com's Facebook page:
For all doubters: even if Lucasfilm doesn't have any intentions to release something today, they will. See the fuss on the web. It feels like New Year...
@MOVIELORD101 We have cool stuff planned every day.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 30, 2013
One of Lucasfilm's:
A year ago today the world found out there would be new #StarWars movies. I'm still in shock.
— Matt Martin (@missingwords) October 30, 2013
Kind of makes you want to watch it all over again, right? http://t.co/WwB6793yTz
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 30, 2013
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened...I see many posts from the comments section saying that Disney never said anything about an announcement on that day and that everything was just a speculation. OK, but why do you release the teaser trailers for Episode 4, 5 and 6 leading to the date when the Episode 7 announcement was made? Is this some kind of a joke, or just a coincidence? Or maybe something has changed? Whatever the case Disney/Lucasfilm failed to score some easy points with the fans today. They should have at least mentioned something about the anniversary.
So no announcements for the fans but they will surely release something about their shareholders before November 7 when is Disney's 2013 Earnings Results Webcast...