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Speculation CEO says no news until summer

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by WhiskeyGold, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Super Bowl Pick 'Em Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Mar 9, 2003
    I bet if there is a teaser in 2013, it will be images from the previous six films with some white text on a black background in between with John William's music behind it all. Then at the end, it'll say Episode VII and the title.
  2. WhiskeyGold

    WhiskeyGold Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 13, 2001
    yea I think there will be NO MAJOR news cause its just to soon anyway. I guess also it depends on what one means by MAJOR news.
  3. Darthsuggs

    Darthsuggs Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 28, 2003
    They should put out an announcement teaser. Could be something really short and simple and I bet it'd still recieve applause.
  4. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 2, 2012
    Well at least we'll got some kinda news before then.
  5. Vespasian

    Vespasian Jedi Knight star 2

    Nov 1, 2012
    Well then... I guess until then I'll replay a few old Star Wars games in my free time.:)
  6. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 15, 2010
    I noticed myself already beginning to feel, with something so big ahead of us, as though my Star Wars fun is now on hold for the next 2 1/2 years. Thank goodness for TCW and the EU.
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  7. G-FETT

    G-FETT Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 10, 2001
    Surely we'll have a director/writer/producer and some cast annoucements before next summer?

    Perhaps what he means is filming will take place next summer? If they are going to have this film out by 2015 then they have to get on with filming next summer, I'd think?
  8. Jango_Fett21

    Jango_Fett21 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 9, 2002
    Bob Iger can say anything he wants, but, as I pointed out, he's not the one 'down in the trenches' and therefore I don't give much credence to what he has to say.

    SPACEMONKEY20 Jedi Master star 5

    Nov 13, 2001
    This Disney CEO doesn't exactly exude the whimsey of Star Wars. I know it's business, and the whole deal is being done to get a nice return on investment, increase per share, etc etc, but that's all you really hear him talk about. Brand loyalty and other business jargon sorta sucks the fun out of things.
  10. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2004
    He said "major" news. I have no doubt we will no know a little more by then, though. We will certainly know the identity of the director, unless they're planning on filming this over a weekend.
  11. Bzdek

    Bzdek Jedi Padawan

    Nov 2, 2012
    As someone else mentioned, next August is Disney's big D23 event. I assume there will likely be some sort of panel and presentation at that time. That is likely what Iger is referring to. Doesn't mean we won't get leaked info before then. How often do you really need to wait for an official announcement to get info these days.

    I assume that we will know the writer an director well in advance of the summer and likely a general direction for the plot as well.
  12. Angel Eyes

    Angel Eyes Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 1, 2012
    Prob get some casting or directing news by next summer but not much more than that. If they have folks signed up for sure by then they will have a hard time keeping it secret. Gonna have to get back into that Clone Wars cartoon for a fix I guess.:rolleyes:
  13. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 1, 2012
    I think Disney has limitations on what it can announce per SEC Rules, since the partial stock deal is not completed.
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  14. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 3, 2012 will make as much hay of this as possible regardless of what Disney wants. I'm sure there will be profiles, interviews etc. with KK and Lucasfilm employees like Pablo. And stuff will leak!!

    But the time-frame is sound. Screenwriter, director, production schedule etc. are "major" announcements. It's too early to start the official hype machine. But I think Lucasfilm will definitely tease us with tidbits over the next 12 months.
  15. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 18, 2002
    This. Possibly the writer and director.
  16. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    Somebody already made an awesome teaser:

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  17. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

    Oct 3, 2003
    Surely Disney handles the marketing of the movie and so will decide when to announce information about the film, even if they don't make it.
  18. mutantchair

    mutantchair Jedi Knight

    Oct 31, 2012
    Not true:
    1. Wikipedia never counts as a reliable source.
    2. The official conference call transcript is available here, and I see no such statement by Iger.
  19. Beaker416

    Beaker416 Jedi Youngling

    Nov 4, 2004
    As Bazinga'd mentioned I think getting all the SEC stuff cleared up is a hurdle, however, if I recall correctly the quote was no major news until next summer, and it depends on what you'd consider major news. Wouldn't be surprised to hear of a writer and director be named before then, but we probably won't get much in the way of casting and some really basic premise on plot until then.
  20. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 20, 2003
    Probably no major news like actual plot, but I'm sure we'll get offical picks for director and writer with the next few months.
  21. mutantchair

    mutantchair Jedi Knight

    Oct 31, 2012
    What I'm saying is that there IS no quote, because Wikipedia is not a source, and the ORIGINAL source (to which I posted a link) does not contain that quote. So unless somebody provides a source, we can assume that quote about no news until the summer is fabricated.
  22. CoolyFett

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Feb 3, 2003
    Lol ha ha ha lol
  23. Beaker416

    Beaker416 Jedi Youngling

    Nov 4, 2004
    Fair point, and I honestly can't remember where I heard it first. I thought it was an episode of one of ForceCast's podcasts, but I could be mistaken.
  24. Panakas_Dawg

    Panakas_Dawg Jedi Master star 5

    Jul 29, 2004
    Ever worked in an office? Ever hear the CEO make pronouncements from on high? There's usually LOTS of little things that go into the building of an *official* statement, which can often be fairly uninspiring. By the time a director and locations and a few actors are named, there will already be scripts/treatments, concept art, what have you. No one at Disney or Lucasfilm is just sitting around waiting for next Summer.
  25. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

    Nov 3, 2012 promised weekly updates, actually.