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Star Wars Episode 7 creatives asked for – and were denied – an extension

LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy sought to delay the release of Star Wars Episode VII, but was denied by Disney. This is according to a new report by THR, who suggest the creative team are scrambling to meet the 2015 deadline. Screenwriter Michael Arndt recently exited the project, with director J.J. Abrams and The Empire Strikes Back […]

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John Williams confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode VII

An essential component of the Star Wars franchise’s success will indeed return for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming instalment of the series. John Williams is officially confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode VII, ending speculation that Abrams would hire his regular collaborator and composer Michael Giacchino instead. The news was first broken by producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars […]

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Disney purchases Lucasfilm for $4 billion; new Star Wars trilogy launching in 2015

Well, we didn’t expect to wake up to this news. George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd to Disney for an estimated $4.05 billion, giving the Mouse-House rights to both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchise. According to Deadline, Disney won’t exactly sit on the properties. They’re already plotting a new Star Wars trilogy, with Episode 7 set to hit cinemas in 2015. […]

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