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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Speculation: One Possible Explanation of the Episode 7 Script Rewrites.

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This is just a speculation taken from the comments section that I find really interesting. I'm not saying it's happening but it's really one possible explanation of the script rewrites...


Again this is just a speculation. Here's a direct quote of the comment:
The question of course is, just how long had Michael Arndt been working on the screenplay prior to Disney's buyout of LFL? Arndt was announced fairly early on, so my bet is that he had already started looking through the rough storyline created by George Lucas much earlier than October 2012, and that fast forward a year and he'd either gone as far as he could with it following "creative input" from JJ Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan and Lucas himself, or there's been a massive change that has resulted in Arndt saying enough's enough?
If it is the latter of the two then I sense a great disturbance in the Force, one that has seen a certain Mr Harrison Ford finally make up his mind, and that after months of playing the media, and constantly being barraged with questions about Episode VII when all he really wanted to do was concentrate on promoting Enders Game has finally seen him say to Kennedy, Abrams and all, you know what, no, I don't need Star Wars as much as people believe Star Wars needs me.
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Michael Arndt is a world class writer and I find it very unlikely that the script is being rewritten just because the studio didn't like his story. Remember that Arndt also has George Lucas' outline on the Sequel Trilogy so he has a solid foundation for the story. I think it's very probable that an outside factor was the reason for the announced rewrites and the replacement of Arndt.

Now which aspect of one movie has the biggest influence on the story? Of course the characters. Many Hollywood productions suffer rewrites when one of the stars of the movie decides to drop out. So what if Harrison Ford finally decided that he is too old for this and had enough of Star Wars?

And Ford is really acting crazy in all interviews when asked about the new movies. He always looks less enthusiastic about the topic. Remember that he was quick enough to say that he is ready to do another Indiana Jones movie. Of course the studio might have told him to not reveal anything about his involvement with the new movies. But so were Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher told as well and they really act it well.

Also remember the rumors that an Episode 7 announcement was delayed because Ford first wanted to finish his promotion campaign of his latest movie Ender's game (opens November 1). First we assumed that the announcement should be about the big three returning but what if it was quite the opposite? Or at least Ford. 

And we always new that Harrison Ford wanted Han Solo dead in the Original Trilogy. :)  (thanks to Michael Andersen for the video)



Now let's say that this speculation is true and Harrison Ford decides not to come back as Han Solo. What are the studios options? I think there might be two possibilities. 

- They find a way to explain in the beginning of Episode 7 that Han Solo was killed during a mission or something. This way we'll still have Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reprise their roles. Or...

- None of the original cast returns and they are really doing a major rewrite (as some rumors suggested) with new characters and story. Remember that in one interview Mark Hamill said that they will reprise their roles in the Sequel Trilogy only if they are all returning.

I really hope this speculation is not right but still have it in mind. There were reports that the script rewrites actually started in July so I don't think this will have any impact on a possible upcoming Episode 7 announcement. Still there are many reports saying there won't be any Episode 7 announcement on October 30. I still believe there will be. 

Also just one week after October 30 is Disney's 2013 Earnings Results Webcast. They will discuss the financial results for the fiscal full year. I'm sure they will give an update on their Star Wars projects one year after they bought Lucasfilm. So stay tuned for November 7th as well.


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And here's another point of view for the rewrites from a guy considered to be reliable. Again speaking of character changes. (posted on the superherohype forums - credit - Solidus)
Different characters is all I can say. I am not being secretive to be an a-hole; real life friends, like @Diggs, know all I know but this is not my info to give. Arndt had one way of looking at post-Jedi world; Abrams had another. To be honest, Abrams was right, at least thematically (Once again, I have no idea at all about the Arndt script; what I do know is that there has been a shift in characters).
And, as you and I both know, despite the coolness of the Arndt perspective, Abrams' is the right one. Thematically at least.
Whatever the case at this time we don't have any reasons not to trust Kathleen Kennedy. And according to her:
"I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script."
 Which is great to hear!

96 comments:

  1. Cant wait to hear what Darth Malgus has to say about all this! Im sure it will be 12 pages long and very opinionated!

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    1. Hahah!, yeah he will reassure us that it will be 'biggest sci fi film of all time' and 'bigger and better than Marvel/DC.' and 'darth vedar must come back he is biggest sci fi villain of all time' and "Star Wars won't be just entertaining like marvels and DC films!" and "with master of mythology and best sci fi creator JJ Abrams". His comments are truly the highlight of my day.

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    2. He also plagiarizes... stole a good bit of some of my older comments. Didn't really mind though considering it was good stuff :P

      For clarity it wasn't Vader related lol... I feel he's done.

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    3. And what from that is not true???

      Star Wars IS greatest sci fi in history!

      Darth Vader IS greatest sci fi character of all time!

      I am sci fi fan and like Marvels and DC films. But Star Wars is the best!

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    4. I don't think you quite understand. We get the picture. You literally copy and paste the same comment on every single article. Not jut on this website, but loads of others. I'm literally always seeing 'darth malgus', and then the exact same comment, then 'darth malgus' on another website, with the exact same comment. Then a month goes by and a new article comes out and spreads all over the web, and there you are again, 'darth malgus', and the exact same comments. We get the picture mate!

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    5. As i have said repeatedly.. I sentence Darth Malgus to the sarlac pit to digest slowly for a 1000 years. And then his failure will be COM - PLETE ....

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  2. I hope that everything has just been blown out of proportion, and it was actually just a simple update on how things are going, saying that the script is being tweaked by Larry and JJ. I just find it really hard to believe Michael Arndt's vision was a bad one and he was forced to leave. Although, a big part of me thinks that there has indeed been a big shift in the story and characters, and that it effects the chances of Mark, Carrie, and Harrison coming back. (I would actually be heartbroken if they didn't return, I've gotten so used and settled to the idea of them coming back). But I always find it interesting that whenever Benedict Cumberbatch is asked if he will play a role, he always says something like- I have no idea what the casting will be, apart from the main cast who are obviously coming back.. Does he know something we don't? I'd like a proper update from lucasfilm please! I need details !

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  3. Well... I don't know how I feel about this. I know it may sound crazy but I'm likely one of the few that doesn't care if the old cast comes back. A part of me thinks it's next to impossible to include them without making it cheesy... You have to forgive me I'm just wary regarding anything Star Wars.

    If they could pull it off in meaningful way like they did Spock in the first Star Trek reboot great! I'm all for it. Just don't crowbar them in. If Harrison is out... maybe just bring back Hamil and no one else.

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  4. Well in my opinion Harrison Ford is really old. So if he thinks he is too old and only will look bad on new star wars may be he is right. Or he just try to take more money from disney and was rejected. I mean he is not a star anymore. If he NOT want to do it better not do it.

    I will be happy for delay only IF jennifer lawrence is cast in trilogy. Viral, any idea can delay help with that???

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    1. Darthg Malgus you little space herpie, Han Solo doesnt need to jump around and do hula hoops with his laser gun. And he doesnt need to be the main star of it for 2 hours. He just needs to play a leadership role as him and the others can give knowledge they have learned to the next generation. And we dont mind if him and Chewy has one more last ride of attacks in the famous Falcon ship. Thats alot better than you ressurection ideas of the dead coming back singing la la la. It would be an honor to watch Jar Jar Binks cram his noodle in ya deep and i mean hard. : )

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  5. I think all 3 have backed out now and the script Michael Arndt had written is useless now. Thats the only explanation.

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    1. May be. They will not get any younger so is hard for them to be in next trilogy i guess.

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    2. There is no maybe. They are in it Darthy Malgus puse from the planet your anus. No one is too old for Star Wars. Quit watching Back to the Future.

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  6. Yesterday Kathleen Kennedy said that the script they are starting now is a whole new one with new characters so.....bingo! That would pretty much mean Hammil, Fischer and Ford have all dropped out. That just about ruins it for me. Boooo!!!!

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    1. when/where did she say that??

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    2. She never said that. so that is lie some star wars haters are pathetic

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    3. you say pathetic Darth Malgus ? .. This coming from a looney toon that wants Vader to come back and to a cha cha dance for us.

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  7. @Yesterday Kathleen Kennedy said that the script they are starting now is a whole new one with new characters

    link???

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    1. @ Darth Malgus........ Please dont use our toilet to drink out of anymore. The customers are gettn fast and furious about that and we need it to be cleaned. Thank you for you coroperation.

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  8. One rumor that is really irritating me is that Sidious will return as a force ghost. Now, come on! Any "true" Star wars fan knows this cant happen. It was explained in a cut scene at the end of ROTS that only a Jedi can do this. It is a form of eternal life that can only be obtained from kindness and compassion. Eternal life is what Sidious really wanted and he can never achieve it. Stupid rumor

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    1. The expanded universe is full of Sith Ghosts, also, not completely true. Exar Kun left his body and his spirit hides in the base where the rebels launched the attack in episode four. The difference is the jedi are force spirits and the sith are force ghosts behaving much more like ghosts and less like Jesus might.

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    2. That's the expanded universe though. It's just additional stories and tales, it's all non-canon. As much as I like the emperor, he shouldn't come back as a force ghost. I mean force ghosts are all white and glowy, it's representing innocence and goodness, if you will. So he shouldn't be back as a force ghost, that's clearly a jedi thing. If he's back he should be back because of the dark side. Like perhaps the dark side version of a force ghost can be coming back with a new body. Like as he was falling in the death star and about to die, he used to force to create a new body somewhere to transfer his mind and soul there. so is then living off of the dark side of the force from his evilness and stuff. Maybe that could be the cool plot-twist/revelation that happens during the final episode, 9, that he's still alive and behind everything that's been going on in episode 7 and 8. and he's been gathering and making a bunch of sith on some planet or something and is threatening to overturn the galaxy once more. Like the main protagonist is lured somewhere then it turns out it's palpatine once more sitting in his little chair, "Welcome, I have been expecting you" being an evil badass again, but this time inhabiting a zombie type body with all pale eyes and frail and stuff, hunched back. dun dun dunnn. That would be cool actually haha, although I'm probably the only one who thinks so, so i'm going to shut up now.

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    3. The guy who stated that Sith Lords cannot possibly return as ghosts must be the same moron who kept insisting (a few days ago) that Anakin Skywalker was not the chosen one because of George Lucas' unpublished notes.

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  9. You will have to give me a few Malgus. I was in a hurry yesterday when I read this

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  10. I want to vote "no confidence" in chancellor JJ now.

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  11. It was in badassdigest and my bad it wasnt kennedy but someone who claims to have "knowledge" on the project. They said its a whole different movie now with all new main characters

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    1. Stupid haters. This information is old and is so true as i can give you more information like that. Only people now which know true info are JJ Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan and Kathleen Kennedy.

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    2. Alright alright calm down. How is this a 'stupid hater'?? He's just giving us information that he mistakenly thought was from Kennedy. 'darth malgus' or whoever you are, you keep cropping up everywhere slamming other people down and coming up with ridiculous statements and ramming essays worth of your opinions down everyone's throat, please could you just pipe down a little bit.

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    3. Im sorry Darth malgus but you forgot to say you the other one who knew everything as well. Oh wait, Darth Vader is calling you again to help him take a dark lord shit in the corner. Please get the mop. Thanx.

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  12. I pray its BS. Im to used to the thought of them all coming back now. It would be a crushing blow for all fans

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    1. I agree. I've been waiting for Episode VII since I first heard rumours about it about 16 years ago when I was 18. Then the rumours were squashed. Then back. Then squashed. Then confirmed. STOP TOYING WITH ME LUCASFILM!

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  13. I could live with just Mark Hamill Coming back though. Im getting the strange feeling we are going to have a female sith lord this time

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    1. I heard it could be a character based on Lumiya

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  14. The age thing, about them being to old is just bullshit. Wasn't the story supposed to be set 30 years later after the events of JEDI, so this will fit with the current ages of the main cast (Ford, Hamill, Fisher).
    And anyway, Harrison Ford, despite being older than the other two looks in way better shape than Hamill and Fisher.

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  15. Wait a sec. Malgus was calling me the hater?? I thought he was talking about the person who was spreading that rumor lol Malgus, you had back off. Im about the biggest star wars fan you will find. I can run circles around you. Speaking of haters you seem to me as one of those prequel hating types. Am I wrong??

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  16. Malgus, you forgot to add George Lucas to those people who only know the true info, genius.

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  17. I don't know how many of you have ever listened to interviews about the writing and filming of Titanic. I only use this for an example. A script was written Cameron paid a ton of money to go down to the wreck and shoot footage. The problem was the boat wasn't going to give him the shots he needed for his film. So he too the footage and realized he was going to have to tell the story the boat wanted to tell. What appears to me to be happening is that in the rewrite process a story that was in the background suddenly appeared in the foreground and everyone really liked it. Only Michael had spent too many years on this project and wants to go do something else. So JJ comes in and says I will rewrite it. The reason I mention all of this is it is possible that the story started out with Han, Luke, and Leia in the background and their back stories became more interesting than the foreground. Henceforth a major rewrite was needed.

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  18. True. Harrison Ford DOES look better than Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer. Im getting the feeling none are coming back now.

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  19. Also, if the original cast do not at least make some kind of appearance in Episode 7 then Disney can shove it up Mickey Mouse's hoop for all I care as I will probably lose any interest in the new trilogy without Ford, Hamill and Fisher. I would still be interested in the standalone spinoff movies though.

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  20. I see what you mean with your explanation of the rewrite, but we have all seen stuff like this way too many times. It sounds like a project in major distress, in such distress that they had to bring Larry Kasdan who was acting as just a "story consultant" to come in and full out write it now. Whats next? George Lucas coming back and writing it also? lol

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  21. or worse... he could come back and direct.

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    1. Or worse yet: J J Abrams can be writing the script... oops, that's already happening. Silly me.

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  22. Yeah im with you. If they hadn't had got everyones hopes up about the original cast returning then I would be fine and just as excited but now that they have done that it would be a major letdown if they don't return. Enough for me to hold a huge grudge. One thing that I wont be able to get used to is the thought of the film not opening with the fox logo and fanfare music. Please not the stupid Disney castle and music before the movie!!!!

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  23. Awww Lea, now that's being a hater lol. There would be none of this without him. He just got lost in all the technical BS with the prequels and didn't pay enough attention to the human aspect. American Graffiti and A New Hope are fantastic movies. I never really was one for THX1138 though

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  24. Well to me it would be a huge surprise if Harrison Ford did come back as Han Solo.
    Even before ROTJ came out he stated that 3 Star Wars movies were enough for him and he has made this statement over and over again. Ford thinks the Han Solo character is unable to evolve and dislikes it. He evnen calls it Ham YoYo.
    Ford not only hates Han Solo, he feels so bad when all the fans line up. All the dressing up, all the questions all the toys and so on. I don’t thinks has been in, and if he had then all the questions has made him alter his opinion (or it cloud have)
    I hope Mark Hamill will reprise Luke Skywalker besides I think would be trilled.
    How Han Solo cloud be written out of Star Wars VII. Well maybe it says in opening crawl something about a new enemy rising and Han Solo returning to his home world Corellia. So in first scene you see the a planet and the falcon entering orbit maybe a fight or like in Attack of the Clones the Falcon blows at when it’s on the hangar.
    Now until now all have been settled for a teaser trailer on the 30th. And boom suddenly the rewriting hits the news. Now, is this just crap. Is all on schedule? I think all is going as planed and that they just are toying with us.

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  25. Yeah you're right, there would have been no Star Wars without George Lucas, I just think he over did it with the CGI and the prequels are more like cartoons because of it.

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  26. Yeah Lea but the pod race still looks friggen awesome!!!!. Michael Anderson said something about a teaser on October 30th. Nahhh! That teaser stuff is just wishful thinking. I wouldn't expect anything more than a possible release date. Nothing special will happen next thursday

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    1. What about on Wednesday, the 30th?

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    2. http://www.starwars7news.com/2013/10/the-wednesday-tease.html

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  27. Truth be told nobody has a clue as to why their rewriting the script...Even if some of the old actors don't appear in the next installment Disney could just replace them with actors that look like them to act out their roles..Look at what they did in Star Trek..
    Whatever happens i'm happy in the knowledge that they've got the right people on board to make this the best Star Wars Film since Empire Strikes back..

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  28. yeah, but the pod race was full of stupid cartoon characters which spoilt it a little for me. And what about the Gungans and Jar Jar Binks etc.
    The following two I liked a lot more accept the clone troopers were all obviously CGI, so I hope with the new movies they use real people in the suits this time round for more realism.

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    1. lol Don't worry Lea. You wont find a ton of defenders of the prequels. Even people who enjoy them acknowledge their many faults. The prequels are just something we have to live with. However they ended up feeling so different it's still hard to consider them the same series.

      I'm over it... I just don't dwell on them. I've still got high hopes for the future. More so than I did in past when it was still under Lucas's control. He's a much better collaborator than a one man show.

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    2. And the original trilogy didn't have "cartoony characters?" (-cough- trash compactor monster -cough-). And I wish people would quit complaining about CG clone troopers when the droids and armor in the original episode IV looked like cardboard cutouts and used trash cans.

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  29. I still find much to enjoy in the prequels, don't get me wrong, they just got a bit carried away that's all.
    They has some of the coolest characters in them, my favourite was Count Dooku, I'm a big Christopher Lee fan.

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  30. Man I hope the original cast comes back I am gonna be pretty sad if not

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  31. The original 3 were told that if they choose not to reprise their roles that they would simply be written out of the movie

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  32. If Harrison Ford had no intention of being in these films why wouldn't he just have said it by now?

    Ford has nothing to gain by being coy about it in public. It would actually be to Ford's advantage to simply state that he isn't involved in the new SW projects as he promotes "Enders Game"

    As late as this week Ford was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was being playfull with the audience (who were eating it up) as well as Leno about his involvement in Episode VII.

    I can understand the speculation, but I don't think the problem is with the original cast or lack there of.

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  33. Take a deep breath and relax guys, from what I see there's nothing to panic over. If you forget all the rumours and scaremongering for a minute and go back and re-read the statement that Disney/Lucasfilm put out you'll see that everything is good. Rewrites and script changers are all perfectly normal. George Lucas produced several drafts for New Hope and Empire and was still tweaking with the script right throughout principal photography at Elstree Studios. This is no different. Lucas wrote a treatment for episode 7, this was passed on to Arndt who spent a year fleshing out the story. With his part in the deal completed it has now been passed on to Kasdan and JJ for some last bit of fine-tuning. The statement more or less says this and praises and thanks Arndt. All this is a normal progression of an embryonic production. To me the statement should be read as all positive with no hint of negativity. After all, we've been calling for some official news for months now and finally we have some, so stay cool and hold your nerve. As for worries that the production is behind schedule remember that in late 1975 Lucas was still working on the script for ANH, no actors had been hired, no studio space booked or sets built, no locations confirmed, not a single frame had been shot and no deal with 20th century fox finalized - and yet they still came out with a movie masterpiece just 18 months later. Finally nothing in their statement suggests the 3 main stars have pulled out. If over the last few weeks Disney have been building up to a big announcement about episode 7 by releasing trailers for ep 4 5 and 6, building the excitement and anticipation and getting everybody hyper, I doubt if its to give us the bad news that ford hamill and fisher have dropped out.

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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    2. That's the problems with crafty rumors. See they played off this most recent announcement seemingly giving them credence. Thus panicking a lot of folks.

      I just hope we get something next Wednesday.

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    3. I would believe that very long comment except for the fact that Disney's latest statment didn't name the month in 2015 VII will come out.

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    4. Everyone keeps saying Ep 7 might be released in December 2015.... Really.... Disney knows that Star Wars films have always released in May.... Avengers will be pushed back.... not Star Wars!

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  34. Harrison is finiished.. He needs Star Wars, if not hes got carpentry to fall back on..

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  35. Do you guys really think Harrison Ford will turn down the return of the biggest movie franchise ever??? I don´t think they (disney/lfl) are willing to risk doing a movie without the "big three" that would alienate at least half of all starwars fans & even possibly put an end to episodes 8 & 9, This time i think LFL is very sensitive to what the fans wants, reading everything on all fansites including this one. So i say that excessive speculation could actually be bad. Disney did not buy LFL for 4.8 billion dollars just to alienate the starwars fans. Without the big three there is no episode 7 & possibly not 8 & 9... They would not completely ignore the guidelines & storytreatments given by Lucas himself, it is even likely written in the contract that certain elements must be in the movie, but that it is open for interpretations of that frame given to them. Maybe Abrams/Kasdan thought it needed more, maybe they have even bigger visions than Arndt? There are always room for more interesting characters in starwars, when they say (if they say) there has possibly been a change in characters that probably means: NEW CHARACTERS! the core of the saga (the big three/c3p0/r2d2/chewie etc.) is already a given, they don´t need to decide anything about them, but everything new is another question...

    At least I am pretty sure that Hamill & Fischer will NOT miss this oppurtunity to come back... & there you have it: OPPURTUNITY, it really is an oppurtunity & I am pretty sure I am going to see Mr. Ford in it too. Who would miss out on this & once again: I don´t even think they are aloud to change the main characters/story, this is George Lucas "baby" If he is not happy, then noone is... SO, there might be a change in the script, but it will probably not affect the core, ONLY NEW characters. Personally I think they just want to make it even bigger & better. A script is always a work in progress, even making changes during shooting ,as Harrison Ford did when he said the two coolest word ever said in a movie: "I KNOW" (when Leia told him she loves him) that was not in the script.

    Anyway, I love all rumours, (we want something new everyday, don´t we?? :D ) but I don´t understand why people get so upset with speculations, the movie(s) is in good hands & if they can´t agree, the movies will not be made & they are probably having a good time laughing at all stupid comments on fansites & hopefully listening to the voices of reason & with that said: starwars7news.com is my favourite fansite :) :) :)

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    1. I think the news of the shift of writers means Ford finally DID sign on.

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  36. Asmlong as it still has Luke Skywalker! The return of Luke as an old Jedi Master would be enough. We will just have to wait and see- at least we are getting sequels, that did not look likely for many years..

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  37. Finally.. Im in my true Jedi form. Im goin after Darth Malgus once and for all.

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  38. dam I would do anything to be an actor even if I did not get paid that would be so cool just to be even in it From4 Nicholas Kutasi

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  39. and this neverending rumor and script continues from a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away.........

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  40. Please, please, please let the lead roles go to stars that are well known and popular such as Miley Cyrus, Selina Gomez and Taylor Swift! It will new Star Wars movie
    much much more appealing to the younger generation girls like us!
    No more unknown actors please! Let them rewrite the script to suit the
    younger generation! Also, Justin Bieber is an excellent choice as Luke's son/grandson
    or whatever! Let him write the soundtrack too please!

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    1. KILL THE HERETIC!!!

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    2. Anonymous at 6:57 i hope you not serious with that yik yak Justin Wiener Bieber. And Miley Cyrus should be in a halloween movie about herself. I thought Darth Malgus was painful enough. Please tell me you not from a blender.

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    3. I sense a disturbance in the... oh what the hell,BURN THE WITCH!

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    4. Please grow your pubic hair somewhere else.

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    5. Let Justin Bieber write the soundtrack? Ha ha ha ha ha... ha... ha ha ha ha ha ... Ooooooh weee that's a doozy. Snigger snigger snigger snort... gufaw... hee hee hee ha ha ha ha ha... Oh god my sides hurt... Hoo hooo hooo hooo ha ha ha ha ha.... While we're at it why not let the little fucktard write the script.

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  41. That last comment is really retarded@@@

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  42. ^ Your comment is retarded, too, with all the nonsensical @@@@s.

    And just for the record, catering to the crowd who grew up with the original trilogy is not a good idea either, not matter how much it meant to your blessed "childhoods."

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    1. What you mean CATERING to our crowd from the original ?.. What wrong with us ? nothing. Whats wrong with the prequel crowd is that they fake like the story was. Absolutly inbred with toast. Our childhood ORIGINAL childhood will never be matched with you Jar Jar winky pinky nick nak paky waks. Please dont add your sour cream to our dream.

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    2. Try using that argument when all your Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez types are washed up old hags and your filthy, diaper ridden grandchildren are screaming "I WANT TO WATCH THIS FUCKTARD ON THE TELEVISION COZ HE/SHE IS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED SINCE THAT JUSTIN BIEBER THAT YOU LOVED SO MUCH GOT FAT AND DIED" That's what's going to happen to your "blessed childhood" Better to hear from me now sweetheart than have it all come crashing down around your ears in about 10 years time.

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    3. By the way, I love being a bitter old curmudgeon.

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  43. I have been saying so, AnonymousOctober 27, 2013 at 12:39 AM!

    Disney, behind all its fairytales and theme parks is a GIGANTIC, colossal company with interests that literary can make half the planet lose faith in good cinema.

    There is absolutely NO WAY short of one of the Big Three actually dying that they would make such an enormous bet without having all hands on deck beforehand. It's that simple. I think that the rewrites are a good thing and that there is no reason to panic.Ford is a grumpy guy but his behavior tells me that he has been told to tease us till death and this shows in all the talk shows he has been in.

    My guess is that the rewrite happened because JJ Abrams is still not sure about how to approach the old characters/ new characters screentime ration. Remember there will be a lot of people in the new movie with the old cast returning.

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    1. sr, I meant to say "ratio"

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  44. Chloe Moretz's acting was soo bad in Carrie! It was lifeless! Juliane Moore was clearly the star!
    Bad idea to cast her in Star Wars!

    Selina Gomez in Star Wars? Wow?? Put her in the slave bikini and the dudes will start to fap,fap, fap...

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    1. Selena Gomez ? WTF !!! ??? ... Star Wars isnt a music concert you fucking pie hole !!!!!!

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  45. All News coming out at this point Is a smoke screen. We are talking about J.J. here, and may I add that no film studio is going to set a filming start date or a projected release date without a script that is set in stone. Both of witch have been set. If there are any delays in the filming it is more then likely having to do with Talent scheduling issues. Far too much money at stake to rewrite a whole script. Edit a script sure. They are ready to go believe me.

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  46. Star Wars is now under Disney right?
    Shouldn't they cast the Disney Channel stars/actors in the new movie?
    I personally would love to see Zendaya Coleman and Bella Thorne get cast!
    I believe the reason JJ is rewriting the script is to appeal to the Disney Channel
    viewers!
    I hope the new Star Wars Princess will join the ranks of our beloved Disney Princesses!
    This going to be soo awesome! Cannot wait!!

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    1. I really hope you're trolling...

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  47. from jedinews: Star Wars Episode VII: Rumour Alert: Harrison Ford Is Back

    I still thinl most important is script and NEW characters. Not only for trilogy 7-9 but even 10-12!

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    1. from darth malgus news : EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT..... We report that Darth malgus has caught a brain fart spasm and cant get up. He dialed 911 calling Darth Vader to use the force but found out he went for a pizza. We will keep you posted. As i say over again, you need to get in that sarlac pit in a hurry. And do not collect 200 for passing go.

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    2. Just want to draw peoples attention to a small point. Everyone is concerned that the screenplay/script is going through a rewrite. It doesn't actually say this anywhere in the official Lucasfilm statement.

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  48. Honestly, the rewrite is pretty simply: a man who wrote Miss sunshine and Toy Story is simply not prepared for a SW script :D

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  49. Han solo will now be played by mickey mouse and luke & leia will be replaced with 2 cardboard boxes and a ball

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  50. Rewiting screenplays is standard practice. Nothing new here.

    http://scriptcat.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/screenwriting-is-always-rewriting-2/

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