Speculation What do expect to be the first offical announcement for the actual film?

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. yodasbum Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 4, 2004
    star 2
    I expect a director and some of the principle cast to announced by the years end and maybe even some concet drawings. I remember four things being announced in particular for The Phantom Menace.

    George Lucas to direct.

    Casting of Liam Nesson, Ewan and Natalie.

    The pod race.

    The first photo: Federation Battle tank.

    I was horrified by Nesson's casting, although I have grown to love him, I remembered him from The Dead Pool, I think that the PT Trilogy could have done with him through out as a force ghost. I was horrified by news of the Pod race- I hate racing but it was an excellent sequence.

    I thought Natalie and Ewan where inspired. Although I always wanted Kenneth Branagh to be Obi Wan. I think that Ewan excelled in the fights but was let down by the direction 'you were right about one thing the negotiations were short'. As for Natalie George absolutely wasted her talent.

    I was none plused about the picture of the Battle tank.

    As I remember there wasn't as much pre publicity photos for the Phantom Menace until the trailer came out. For the other two it seemed that pre-vis and on set stuff came out straight away.

    This trilogy is going to be harder to specualte on because there is no known end points for the end of IX.
    Last edited by yodasbum, Nov 1, 2012
  2. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Nov 21, 2002
    star 8
    EVERY SAGA HAS AN UNEXPECTED SEQUEL...
    -polymath- and KED12345 like this.
  3. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 2007
    star 6
  4. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2000
    star 7
    Well we did get our first official news It'll be an original story. :p


    You received this Ninja message from Tapatalk
  5. SamiS Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2001
    star 3
    The title could be announced near the very end
  6. WhinyLuke Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 22, 2012
    star 1
    My hope is now with Disney having Star Wars they will keep Celebrations in Orlando and use it next year to release information, if not, I bet we will know a LOT around comic con 2013. But if Disney is smart they would turn Celebrations in to the big Star Wars place for news, trailers, previews, etc
  7. KED12345 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2012
    star 4
    We didn't find out until July 2004 what the title for ROTS would be, I expect we will know it as Episode 7 for all next year.

    The first official announcement we'll probably hear is who's directing.

    The Star Wars part of the Comic-Con in 2013 is probably when we'll hear first details.
    Last edited by KED12345, Nov 1, 2012
  8. UK Sullustian Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 1998
    star 4
    They'll announce Mark Hamill quite soon. But it would be explained he would be in an "Obi-Wan" role.
  9. Darth_Darkmoon Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 1, 2012
    I also think that they will announce Mark Hamill reprising his role as Luke Skywalker.
    Last edited by Darth_Darkmoon, Nov 1, 2012
    JainaSoloYJK likes this.
  10. G-FETT Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 10, 2001
    star 7
    The director, producer and writer/s will be the first annoucements.
  11. YoureNotJonesy Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 1, 2012
    I feel one of the linchpins for this new trilogy is having Hamill back as Luke. If this were a new saga with new characters, and had nothing to do with the previous entries, I don't think that it would be called "Episode VII".
    yodasbum likes this.
  12. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 7, 2000
    star 9
    I'm hoping some writing news first, as I'd rather them get a good script and find the people to fit it then cast actors and write a story to fit around them.
    mavjade likes this.
  13. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2010
    star 4
    Here's my feelings on the timing of stuff...

    Spring/Summer 2013: Announcements of dicrector, producer, etc, then later casting announcements.
    Fall/Winter 2013: Filming begins, first spoiler pics :p
    Spring/Summer 2014: Filming completely wraps (including pickups and re-shoots)
    Late Summer/Early Fall 2014: First teaser trailer
    Thanksgiving 2014: Theatrical trailer/title annoucement

    The film will probably be released, following the pattern, some time in May 2015.
  14. -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Jun 7, 2007
    star 4
    I think we'll learn who is drafting the script for the film long before we have a director attached. Though I could see an announcement of screenwriter and director happening concurrently.
  15. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic & New Movies Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2005
    star 6
    I too expect to hear who is writing (written?)the script pretty soon.
    -polymath- likes this.
  16. jps78 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 27, 2005
    star 1
    Release date will be first, the way the studios operate now a days is they want to lock in that date first. Next the screenwriter and then the director. However if Harrison does agree to come back then I think we'll be seeing Disney announce as soon as possible that Mark,Carrie and Harrison have all agreed to return.
    Last edited by jps78, Nov 1, 2012
  17. DarthDragon164 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 25, 2008
    star 4
    I'd imagine writer/director/etc. first. Hopefully next will be a general idea of when it will be set (40 years after RotJ? 100 years? 10 minutes?) and possibly a hint a who's returning.
  18. Master Hamahiga Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 1, 2012
    star 1
    I would imagine the title, director, and principle actors would be a reasonable expectation by the end of the year. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they withheld the title for a while to build fan anticipation.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.