10 days ago we started the speculation that an Episode 7 viral campaign had just kicked in. Also we predicted that in 3 consecutive Wednesdays we'll be getting teasers leading to some kind of an Episode 7 announcement on October 30. Now many other sites are also reporting the same thing and the only question that remains is what the announcement will be about...
If we're right and indeed there will be an announcement on October 30 then it should be about one of the following:
- some kind of announcement teaser trailer
So far we have two rumors about this. One was about a teaser trailer featuring Mark Hamill as Luke and the other was that there might be a teaser trailer which will be similar to the Star Wars Rebels teaser and it won't have any live action scenes in it.
Now considering that StarWars.com have released the teaser trailers about all the movies from the original trilogy I won't be surprised if they do something similar to The Revenge of the Sith teaser.
Of course they didn't start filming yet but some narrated scenes from the original trilogy leading to a shot where we see Mark Hamill as a Master Jedi is not impossible. Actually I'm ready to bet some money on it. :)
- cast announcement
A member from TheForce.net forums posted an interesting image. It is the last page of the 2013 Star Wars Insider: Special Edition Magazine. The page features a summary of what to expect from the next issue, which will be released one week after October 30. One particular article is very interesting - new interviews with "The Big Three: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford". I doubt that this is just a coincidence. Maybe they will discuss their already announced involvement with Episode 7? Maybe...
Also remember what George Lucas said months ago when asked whether members of the original Star Wars cast will appear in Episode VII:
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.”So what if that "big whoop-de-do" is exactly the one year anniversary on October 30. The day when Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced the new trilogy? Could be.
- title and release date reveal
Considering how late the titles for the previous movies have been released I doubt that they will do that now. Also I doubt they will release a specific date. If they do release something I guess it will be just Star Wars: Episode 7, Summer 2015. And if they do that it won't be alone. It'll be accompanied by one of the previous two possibilities or most likely all together. :)
All question will be answered in just 6 days time...
And speaking of the original cast here's the latest Harrison Ford interview, dodging Episode 7 questions. I really start to feel sorry for him. He just wants to promote his latest movie and they keep bringing him back to Star Wars.