The guys from MakingStarWars continue to post evidence that the breakfast event being held for George Lucas, classic Star Wars cast members and Disney executives is indeed happening, despite some denial reports from other sites...
The team at MakingStarWars.net is not promising you any Star Wars: Episode VII announcements. We are hearing lots of things about them, but there is no conclusive link to this breakfast and Star Wars: Episode VII. It appears to be a level above coincidence, but there is no evidence beyond the shadow of a doubt. At this precise moment, we can only confirm to you that the breakfast itself is happening.
We are saying this special executive breakfast is taking place today. Because it is.
The breakfast is important and most likely is to celebrate something related to the development of Star Wars: Episode VII. Our sources believe this to be the case, but they do not know for sure. We personally would find it weird if George Lucas and some of the original trilogy cast showed up to an announcement about theme park development or something to do with products and toys.
Very early in the morning for us west coasters, we received these images before the breakfast was to begin. If you still do not believe the breakfast is taking place, I don’t know how we can convince you. There are other parts to this story I can never post without endangering our sources. I am not going to do that. At this juncture, this is what we can show you.
Stay tuned for more. Congrats to Jason and the MakingStarWars team for the great scoop.
P.S. Oh, and Happy Birthday to me. Thanks Lucasfilm for celebrating my birthday in such classy way with so many important guests. I'm touched. :)
And while we wait for something to happen here's a pretty interesting tweet from Vulture's Senior Editor Kyle Buchanan:
Star Wars 7 casting announcements will come soon, but I'm told that Disney will hold the title reveal until Comic Con. Worked for Marvel...
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) April 24, 2014
A minor update from makingstarwars:
The facts we have so far:
- All the executives that were invited made it.
- The event lasted from 8am-11:30am.
We are still waiting on some sources about the rumored guests beyond Disney Executives.
- VIPS were sitting outside which made it hard for some staff to see them.
More rumors from the breakfast:
From what we have heard about the event, there was a lot of discussion about Boba Fett at the breakfast. The executives are apparently enthusiastic about the rocket man. There are some minor problems going forward with a film about a villain, however. The general problem with Boba Fett is how to use him effectively without ruining his evil essence to make him the protagonist of a Star Wars Spin-off film. The executive was overheard (paraphrased) as saying:
"Lucasfilm wants Boba Fett to remain menacing and scary but we have to make him the hero of the film and it is a real challenge."
Lucasfilm is adapting the Marvel model for most of what they are doing but there isn’t a clear cut precedence for a Boba film to follow. So far, Marvel hasn’t been able to figure out how to make a villain into a hero while keeping the villain dangerous and evil outside of Loki’s antics through various Marvel films.