UPDATE! Star Wars: Episode 7 Disney Executive Event on Thursday?
The cool guys from MakingStarWars.net made a very interesting discovery. According to them there might be a large Star Wars: Episode 7 announcement next week…
(April 20, 2014)
Here is what they learnt:
- Disney will host a Star Wars executive breakfast this Thursday, April 24th.
- George Lucas will be in attendance.
- Classic cast members will be in attendance (we have no names).
- The VIP event will be for about 100 people.
- The menu will be Star Wars themed (edible characters, Yoda was mentioned).
- Only top executives from Disney are attending.
This can’t be just an ordinary breakfast with so many VIPs. Maybe casting is finally done and they will celebrate the next stage of the production process. I really hope for a big announcement on that day. The best thing is that my birthday is on that day – April 24. 🙂
By the way do you guys remember what George Lucas said back in March 2013 about the return of The Big Three?
“I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them. I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”
So could this be that event?
(April 22, 2014)
Now according to TFN “a Lucasfilm spokesperson has categorically denied that this event is taking place.”
Here’s their interpretation:
The MakingStarWars.net post includes images of the Star Wars-themed menu, which features items such as “Anchorhead Appetizer: Greek Yogurt Parfait.” If I were to guess, I would say that this is just the menu for the Star Wars Weekends Character Dining experience mentioned on Disney’s website. The site mentions a “Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast! at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant” from May 4 to June 15. That roughly syncs with the MakingStarWars.net report; their source claims that the meal will start “May 4th, and be used for 54 consecutive days afterward.” May 4 to June 15 is only 42 days, not 54, but this seems likely the most likely explanation for the mix-up.
And MakingStarWars’ comment:
I’m not going to pull a “well, they would say that” or anything. But we have three different sources saying that’s the case. One source provided us with the menu images and my staff knows the sources personally so this isn’t the kind of situation where they’re pulling one over on us. So is it happening or not? I can’t say. If Lucasfilm says it isn’t true, I have to assume it isn’t and there’s some kind of misunderstanding here. But I have to be honest, it doesn’t make sense. We are being told the event is happening and Lucas will be there.
As always things are much more complicate than it seems. Whatever the case an announcement will be made before the official start of filming in mid May. So there must be something in the next 3 weeks.