More announcements from the Disney camp this week as Bob Iger discussed Star Wars: Episode VII and confirmed when the film will being filming and when the film will be set.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, which released in 1983. Ready for some math that won’t be a huge shock? We are just a bit over 30 years since Return released! I wonder why they would do that? You think a few characters might be returning?
Disney is sticking to their guns about casting and had this to say about all the rumors:
Rumor has it that almost every actor in the world has been cast in this movie, but so far, the official cast member that we’ve confirmed, the only one, is R2D2. Played by R2D2.
So, while we all speculate that the big trio of Hammel, Fisher, and Ford will be returning or that Girls actor Adam Driver will be a villain, Disney is refusing to let any of that information be known.
While Iger said he couldn’t reveal any more information he did say “that the team is well into preproduction … and from the concept art that I’ve seen so far, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ really looks amazing. For now, that’s it. I’ll get in trouble if I say more.”
Star Wars: Episode VII releases on December 18, 2015.