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Rumor JediNews: Filming To Be Significantly Delayed By Ford Injury

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by rezpen, Jun 23, 2014.

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  1. dr strangelove

    dr strangelove Jedi Knight star 2

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    The film has already been delayed once, I'd be absolutely shocked if they delayed it again. It looks like there's already over a year of post production time allocated as it is. Rescheduling and pushing pack filming will likely cut into that time, but I think there's probably a better chance of JJ rewriting parts of the script (if necessary) than delaying the release another 6 months.

    ...and that's assuming that this rumor is true. It could turn out to be BS.
     
  2. Dewback

    Dewback Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  3. rezpen

    rezpen Jedi Master star 4

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    I remember this report all the way back from Oct 2013 in Hollywood Reporter that the crew asked for and was denied a delay to 2016 to deliver the best product. Ford's injury could work to their advantage to give them an additional 6 months that they wanted in the first place:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/star-wars-episode-vii-disney-651482
     
  4. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Tomorrow.
     
  5. Satipo

    Satipo Force Ghost star 7

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    They'll have meetings all the time, but not like this one. If they have to delay, so be it. It will all depend on the schedule and how much they are able to shoot without Ford (which will be very tricky if is role is prominent as rumoured). It may be that they shift certain scenes to a window for pick ups that might have been scheduled, but a) how large a window that might be remains to be scene anyway, and the cost (though most likely insured) will most likely be huge. A huge nightmare for Ford and the production, but not much they can do when this sort of thing strikes (though I wouldn't be surprised if someone has lost their job over it).
     
  6. Palpatine2016

    Palpatine2016 Jedi Master star 4

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  7. dr strangelove

    dr strangelove Jedi Knight star 2

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    I believe the way it went down was Kennedy, JJ and the team wanted Summer 2016, but Iger and Disney wanted Summer 2015. They compromised on Winter 2015.
     
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  8. DV75

    DV75 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I am still fuming over how such a thing happened. In my business, I manage the quality system and preventive measures/safety is a big part of it.

    Someone on production screwed up big time for something as severe as a broken leg to occur.
     
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  9. rezpen

    rezpen Jedi Master star 4

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    I also think part of this has to do with the fact that Iger is leaving in 2015 and he wants the credit if Star Wars is a smash rather than his successor taking the credit in 2016.
     
  10. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Bingo. Just as I said.

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  11. DarthBane93

    DarthBane93 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If the schedule slips they can hire a new director or 2nd unit director that can film scenes that are faster and more intense. ;)
     
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  12. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

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    Jedi News is also claiming David Cronenberg's story about turning down ROTJ is actually about the Sequel Trilogy, despite him telling the story back in 2007...
     
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  13. darthgator1217

    darthgator1217 Jedi Master star 4

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    There is no shortage of egos at Disney.

    I just hope that Lucasfilm can pull it off. I mean, pressure can be a great motivator, but excessive pressure can make those involved crack. I wonder if there is a "rushed" atmosphere on the set which could account for Ford's injury?
     
  14. TK327

    TK327 Force Ghost star 4

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    The filming of Apocalypse Now was a complete nightmare. For starters, Martin Sheen had a heart attack. Coppola was writing stuff on the fly. Brando couldn't/wouldn't remember his lines. And look how that turned out!

    While this really sucks for Ford, and the whole production crew, they'll sort it out!
     
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Harrison Ford really needs to stop reaching back to get his hat before doors slam down. He isn't as nimble as he used to be.
     
  16. darthgator1217

    darthgator1217 Jedi Master star 4

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    Very true, and the atmosphere for A New Hope certainly was stressful (certainly for Lucas) and well, the rest is history!
     
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  17. Darth_Corvus

    Darth_Corvus Jedi Master star 4

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    I laughed more than I should have. Speaking of should have? Does this really warrant it's own thread? Especially after it was debunked by official sources?
     
  18. Satipo

    Satipo Force Ghost star 7

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    Jaws is another nightmare production that didn't turn out too badly.
     
  19. darth_mccartney

    darth_mccartney Jedi Master star 4

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
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  20. Bobby Roberts

    Bobby Roberts Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    My reading: A Delay in filming is not delay in release date, and Iger's pretty much already said they're going to open up the purse strings to make sure they hit that date.

    Basically - the post-production window is going to get shrunk even smaller than what it already is, and that means they're going to have to pay more to get it done on time.

    Maybe they bump it back, but considering how important 2015 was to Disney execs and their shareholders, I can see the line of thinking being something like "If this means we have to spend an extra 100 mil to get it out when we said it'd be out, we'll do it. Because we're getting a billion plus back, regardless."

    Keep in mind, this line of discussion is entirely business-oriented, too. Not story or mythology oriented, but simply "what would an executive do" type speculation.
     
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  21. Django Fett

    Django Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The big problem isn't filming scenes where only Harrison of the main cast needs to be there but when actors who have commitments follwing on from this film. I don't know what those commitments are but if Disney want a 18 December 2015 release they might need to buy the likes of Boyega, Ridley and Gleeson out of those commitments.
     
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  22. rezpen

    rezpen Jedi Master star 4

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    It hasn't been debunked re-read the title. It says filming delayed not release date delayed. One could assume one would follow the other that may or may not be the case. I also wouldn't expect an LFL person in Cali to know the complete details of a meeting that was supposed to have taken place just this morning in London. The problem could come if the cast and crew have other jobs booked, pushing production back 2 months would really throw a wrench in things, 6 months could be disastrous in trying to keep the cast and crew together especially if they had only been shooting a few weeks and they may have already signed contracts for other jobs.
     
  23. DARTH MUPPET

    DARTH MUPPET Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    That's what insurance is for.
     
  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    To be fair, though... this is rather a pretty new package wrapped around old news.
     
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  25. rezpen

    rezpen Jedi Master star 4

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    Well I think the difference is the JediNews report that the meeting took place today. The severity of the injury may only now be sinking in to the crew, it's possible the original estimate of a 4-8 week recovery time was just spin.
     
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