Following in the ignoble tradition of The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars: Episode VII will arrive just in time for Christmas, with Disney today announcing the film's official release date: December 18, 2015. Write it down, in case they forget to put it on the posters.
"We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture," said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.
As previously reported, J.J. Abrams is directing from a script he's writing with Lawrence Kasdan, with a cast that includes Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, Frederick Coffin, and William Sadler as the film's new evil senator, Vernon Trent.
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Though George Lucas is no longer the shining CGI light misguiding the Star Wars franchise, apparently he still hasn't quite let go of his most famous creation. Flicks and the City (via) recently asked Lucas's less famous creation, Jett Lucas, whether his father would be keeping... / Continue →
Remember back when Star Wars felt real? Like when it felt like Jar Jar could just walk out of the screen and be your best friend? Or maybe some other definition of Star Wars feeling real? Well, according to director J.J. Abrams, he's going to bring the series back to that authe... / Continue →