Thursday, 8 November 2012
Star Wars episode 7 news starts to come in from the nerdvine.
Lucasfilm already had Episode VII in early-stage development and the trilogy has story treatments for Episodes VII - IX. Disney chief executive and chairman Bob Iger told the Financial Times that the deal would slightly reduce returns to shareholders over the next two years, but that it would become profitable for them in 2015, once Episode VII is released.
We can also reveal that in August 2012 a meeting took place between George Lucus and series stars Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, in which Lucas disclosed that he would not direct the sequels but that it was hoped both actors would reprise their original roles. Other news is that the following directors are in talks with Disney about directing the first of the new Star Wars movies: Matthew Vaughn , Steven Spielberg, Neill Blomkamp, Alfonso Cuarón, Darren Aronofsky, Joss Whedon and Colin Trevorrow.