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A Disturbance In The Force Could Delay The Release Of Episode VII Till 2016

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11/03/2013 11:53 am
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A Disturbance In The Force Could Delay The Release Of Episode VII Till 2016

Clare Sidoti

Managing Editor

Last week we brought you the news that writer Michael Arndt had left Star Wars Episode VII and J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan had been drafted in to rewrite the current script. At the time, there was no word on whether the news would have an impact on the planned January 2014 start of filming. were still listing a Spring 2014 start date. However, details have emerged that brings doubt to this. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources close to the project have revealed that Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy, along with the majority of Episode VII’s creative team are requesting that Disney delays the release of the film till 2016. They also claim that the script “isn’t close to [being] ready”. With so much hype and expectation placed on the film, you would expect that Disney would want to reward fans by producing the best film they possibly could and therefore would agree with the creative team. However, it appears that the studio’s CEO Robert Iger is refusing to budge and is “adamant” the film will be a 2015 release. THR reports that Arndt had spent the better part of a year working on Episode VII and that he had already produced a 40- to 50-page treatment for Lucasfilm before they were sold to Disney. But now the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine writer was “ready to move on to other projects”. Conflicting rumours are running through industry circles about the state of the production, with some claiming a rift between Abrams and Kennedy, others are disputing this, and others are dismissing the claims that there are any problems at all, downplaying the drama of the change in writers. Only time will tell and until we hear differently, we at PopWrapped are looking forward to a midnight screening of Episode VII in 2015.


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