Arndt Out – Abrams/Kasdan In

Michael Arndt has been replaced by JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan

Blaming Disney’s holding firm on the 2015 release date JJ Abrams has said that he and Lawrence Kasdan have taken over the script in order to get it where and when they need it to go.

Whether this is becoming a rush job or not is up for debate.  Although it could be worse than having Kasdan back on board.


Star Wars Episode VII – DECEMBER 18, 2015




Star Wars Episode VII to be released on December 18, 2015.

Despite internal conflicts and issues Lucasfilm made the official announcement that for the first time, a Star Wars film (not counting the animated Clone Wars film) would not be released in May.

Confirmed: John Williams scoring Episode VII

 The Return of the Jedi

Confirmed by Kathleen Kennedy to a large audience at Celebration, John Williams is excited to return to the Star Wars saga!



Character Details Posted

From a casting call sheet comes some character descripions

It does appear that it will include a female lead.  Whether or not that is Jaina is still up for debate.

  • Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
  • Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
  • A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.
  • Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.
  • A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.
  • Forty something male, fit, military type.
  • Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.


Episode VII to Start Production in Early 2014

JJ Abrams

JJ Abrams: “Star Wars” to start production in early 2014, Declines comment regarding Expanded Universe and will honor but not revere the Original Trilogy

  • “I think that the thing is so big and so massive to so many people that the key to moving forward is honoring but not revering what went before,” said JJ Abrams

  • Abrams also revealed that production on Star Wars Episode VII is set to start right at the beginning of 2014. “Most likely we are going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the Star Wars movie,”

  • Not that the director was saying much more about his upcoming Star Wars gig. “No comment,” replied Abrams with a smile on his face to a question from Hudlin if the new Star Wars movies would be based partially on the dozens of novels that have come out over the years bridging various unexplored aspects of the films’ characters.