Official Info JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Thrawn082 Jedi Master

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    But that would be reasonable and not knee-jerk at all. There's no place for such logic on the internet, don't you know that by now. :cool:
  2. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    I thought the premise of this thread was to capture reaction to JJ Abrams being appointed director of Ep VII??? I'd assume that because we are able to post comments in it is evidence enought that "JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII" is not just a statement... but an opportunity to offer opinion. :)
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  3. Han Burgundy Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Darth_Hydra Force Ghost

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    That's good to hear. Also, how long before someone posts "It's about time!"?
  5. Darth Xalfrea Jedi Grand Master

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    You already did, from a certain point of view.

    At any rate, nice to see the script done. Which means we should be getting more concrete info in the following months.
  6. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    I want to see a couple of tantalizing preproduction paintings. They were our first glimpses back in ye olden tymes.
  7. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    My guess is that they've been working on production and concept art pretty non-stop for almost two years now. George had a lot of people working on the ST before he sold LFL.

    And I don't think the story needed to be set in stone either. Planets, ships, villains and hero designs all could have been underway and later tweaked to fit the script, since Chang and McCaig are drawing as we speak.
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  8. Darth PJ Force Ghost

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    Yes I agree - regardless of script state I'd expect pre production to have been in full swing with charicture/creature/planet/vehicle designs etc. Possibly some pre-viz work too (I'd expect Lucas to have already laid out some broad ideas for situations/key set pieces).
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  9. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I'm sure they are way ahead of what we know. JJ says shooting starts in May, and I'm sure lots of cool stuff has been long in the works.
  10. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    So if JJ was at the Television Critics Association's press tour on January 19, I'm guessing he's not been to the UK this year (does anyone here know otherwise)?

    I ask because I would imagine there's still a few actors to see over here (seeing as Nina Gold is one of the Main casting directors of the film). Surely they don't fly all prospective actors to L.A.?
  11. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    Now that the script is done & filming to begin in May they can now confirm the Big 3 but they wont & we will be left waiting to dam April !!!
  12. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    Carrie just did, my man!!
  13. lord_eidolon Force Ghost

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    I would take what Carrie Fisher says with a pinch of salt, at best.
  14. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I would take her evident significant weight loss as going far to corroborate her words.
  15. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    I'm just happy we'll finally get a cast announcement "soon."

    Heck! I'm glad we'll just get SOME announcement soon!
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  16. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    @FRAGWAGON

    Carrie has confirmed herself about 400 times but I want Disney to officially confirm it [face_tired] [face_waiting]
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  17. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost

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    Damn skippy!
  18. Vastor Jedi Grand Master

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  20. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    All right then, Abrams. Roll out a couple preproduction paintings. And a cast list.
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  25. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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