Sunday, 22 December 2013
EPISODE VII: WHERE ARE OUR ORIGINAL HEROES?
Since March this year, there have been rumours that the original Classic Trilogy gang of three- Rebel Alliance and New Republic heroes Mark Hamill as General Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Harrison Ford as General Han Solo- would be returning for the brand new opening chapter of the next STAR WARS Trilogy, helmed by writer/director J.J. Abrams.
Since then, speculation of the trio's possible return has been praised and endlessly talked about/debated by fans and entertainment news specialists and critics around the world. But now, as we reach the end of 2013, there has frustratingly still been no official confirmation of their appearances in this all-important first film: EPISODE VII. Official confirmation of their return would have been a lovely Christmas present and end to the year, but, with the official STARWARS.COM website now on holiday, it was not to be. Here's hoping that an announcement comes early into 2014 and as soon as possible- that our beloved heroes will indeed be back in action to challenge old and new threats to their newly established Republic. After so much build up and publicity- LUCASFILM, currently and effectively using these rumours to their own benefit in order to re-energise their press machine- let's indeed hope that they are coming back, otherwise what should be a bold and bright 2014 will get off to a helluva disappointing start for millions of fans...
With thanks to Chris Baker for the above image.
Other EPISODE VII news:
'Star Wars': A look back at Year One of the Disney regime | PopWatch | EW.com
TheForce.net: Disney: Script For Episode VII Expected In January, No Budget Set
J.J. Abrams happy with new release date for Episode VII | TotalFilm.com
Are Disney's Star Wars Theme Park Expansion Plans Now on Hold? - IGN
Star Wars News - Sequel Trilogy, Products & More | StarWars.com