Wednesday, 31 October 2012
STAR WARS Episodes 7, 8 and 9 are coming!
Big news on the DISNEY front. Star Wars' owner and creator George Lucas, of Lucasfilms has just signed a deal with Disney for them to take over the franchise and lead it into the future. Here's an interview with George Lucas: interview
"The last Star Wars movie release was 2005's Revenge of the Sith – and we believe there's substantial pent up demand. In 2015, we're planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 – the first feature film under the "Disney-Lucasfilm" brand. That will be followed by Episodes 8 and 9 – and our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years. We're very happy that George Lucas will be creative consultant on our new Star Wars films and that Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chair of Lucasfilm, will executive produce."
Disney also own Pixar and Marvel, so the the future of some of our most loved characters and stories lies in their hands. Not so great for competition. BUT, in other terrific news, there'll be sequels of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America -
"We're looking forward to a robust slate of new Marvel movies – starting with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World next year, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. And, as we announced previously, Joss Whedon is writing and directing Avengers 2 and developing a Marvel-based series for ABC."
The prospect of the amazing, talented Joss Whedon (of Buffy, Firefly, Serenity and Dollhouse fame) directing Avengers 2 makes it utterly irresistible!