Posts Tagged ‘star wars’
  • Star Wars 3D Re-Releases Canceled as Focus Shifts to Episode VII
    Posted January 28th, 2013 at 3:00 pm 1 Comment »
    Originally planned for release in September (Episode II: Attack of the Clones) and October (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) the 3D conversions of Star Wars will no longer be hitting theaters. Disney announced today that they've been scrapped as all of the investment going forward will be put towards Episode VII. Just late last week it was revealed that J.J. Abrams will be directing. Last February LucasFilm re-released Episode I: The Phanton Menace in 3D. It went on to make $43 million d...
  • J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII
    Posted January 24th, 2013 at 2:15 pm 1 Comment »
    Since the announcement of Disney buying LucasFilm back at the end of October with the plans for new Star Wars films on an every 2-3 year basis the big news everyone was waiting for was who would direct Episode VII which is due out in 2015. Info on who would write the film (Michael Arndt) followed quickly but otherwise it had just been rumors in regards to who would helm the project ever since. Though the official announcement has yet to be made the decision has. Always busy producer and ...
  • Writer Chosen for Star Wars: Episode VII
    Posted November 10th, 2012 at 6:30 pm No Comments »
    Less than two weeks after announcing the acquisition of LucasFilm and the intent to release new Star Wars films beginning in 2015 Disney has made an official announcement regarding the screenwriter. While much of the speculation for now understandably centers on who will be selected to direct it's a critical step to have settled on the screenwriter and one in which brings some additional credibility to the project. Two-time Academy Award nominated Michael Arndt will write the film. He won...
  • Disney Buys LucasFilm; Announces New Star Wars Films to Come
    Posted October 30th, 2012 at 3:15 pm 1 Comment »
    Very surprising news today of great significance as Disney has purchased LucasFilm for $4 billion in cash and stock. The acquisition is similar to the one made in 2009 for Marvel which of course has paid off big time with the stable of films that led to the humongous release of The Avengers and much more to come in that universe. Now Disney owns the rights to Star Wars and they wasted no time in announcing Star Wars: Episode VII will release in 2015. A new Star Wars film is planned for e...
  • All Six Star Wars Films to be Released in 3D
    Posted September 29th, 2010 at 1:27 pm 13 Comments »
    George Lucas has reportedly given the go-ahead to release all six of the Star Wars films theatrically in 3D beginning in 2012. The plan is to start with Episode I - The Phantom Menace and then release them over the course of six years with one each year. That would leave Episode VI - Return of the Jedi to close things out in 2017. The films would be converted to 3D, a process that has fatigued audiences and resulted in dwindling returns due to poor results. However Lucas is known for being ...