Disney CEO Bob Iger: Star Wars: Episode 7 Footage Is Very, Very Exciting!

Bob Iger

Disney CEO Bob Iger was on CNBC’s Closing Bell yesterday and revealed some really encouraging bits about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII…


Here’s what Iger said about Episode VII (via cnbc):

I can only tell you that production is underway. We have a very brief hiatus, which is due in part to the fact that Harrison Ford broke his ankle (leg).


The footage we’ve seen is very, very exciting to us. I think there’s about 500 days left between now and December 18th, 2015 when the movie comes out. That doesn’t seem like very long.


There’s a lot of pent up demand. We’re just as excited as the fans are about it.


(watch from 1:50 min.)



He really meant that, didn’t he? 🙂


And it’s great to hear yet another proof that the movie is on scheduled and locked for a December 18, 2015 release (despite what the tabloids were saying).


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90 thoughts on “Disney CEO Bob Iger: Star Wars: Episode 7 Footage Is Very, Very Exciting!

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Star Wars movies are exciting. In other news, water is wet.

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Well, he would say that about the footage now, wouldn’t he? However he did say something that is very interesting, when he said that the hiatus was ‘partly’ due to Ford’s broken ankle.
    He may have been referring to the crew/cast needing a break, but why would they need a break? Maybe instead, it has something to do with a partial rewrite of the script?

    • August 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Rescheduling maybe?

    • August 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      They had all along planned a two week break in August. This has been covered before.

      • August 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm

        Mr. A., is that really true? Source? Planned 2 week hiatus?

        Sorry, but Iger can’t force Harrison’s leg to heal that quickly. Harrison’s leg is the X Factor that no one can really comment on at this point.

        • August 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm

          Guys you should more often use the search button on this site. Type “hiatus” and you will see…

          Let me save you the trouble. From StarWars.com:

          “In August, the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury. Harrison is doing well and is looking forward to returning to the set soon. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.”

          Still the search button is pretty useful. 🙂

          • August 7, 2014 at 12:03 am

            We love you, Viral Hide. You gently point out our laziness, while somehow catering to said laziness.

            Wow, that was a long sentence. ;P

          • August 7, 2014 at 1:37 am

            “While adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury.”
            That implies they’re taking time out to adjust the schedule because of Ford’s injury.
            But my point is that perhaps they’re also rewriting part of the script because they feel some part of the storyline needs changing, and that that is in fact the main reason for the hiatus?

          • August 7, 2014 at 4:31 am

            They said earlier in production that they aren’t adding anything to the script or taking anything out. They’re letting Ford recover and will continue filming from there.

          • August 7, 2014 at 7:17 pm

            Perhaps you’re right. Maybe there’s no more to it than that. Nonetheless, they’re hardly likely to admit to a script rewrite/change, if that is the case. They wouldn’t want to be giving the doomsayers and haters more ammunition.

          • August 7, 2014 at 3:26 am

            I could have sworn I read somewhere on this site that it was a scheduled break in the filming, with the implication that it was fortuitous that it would also give Harrison Ford some additional time to recuperate. Maybe I read it somewhere else.

            In any event, thanks Viral for clarifying and showing off the toys available on your site! (… had we only known the effective search term “hiatus”… damn!)

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    If the footage was the worst crap he’d ever seen he’d still be pitching it this way. No one with any sense should ever take word of the guy who is selling you something about how great that something is.

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    It’s funny- first 4 comments all what I was thinking. He would never say “I saw the footage, looked a bit dull but once we add the cgi and lens flare it’s gonna rock the block”.

    • August 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      IGER: Eh. This footage is simply dreadful. Have the boys in post “chicken salad” this up, willya?

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Yep, this tells us nothing. What he really probably wants to say is, “Things are going generally well, but I do have my concerns. The staff assures me we will still meet the December deadline, which I’m sure will happen if they want to keep their careers. In the end, hopefully we’ll have a decent Star Wars movie, but we’ll make ridiculous profits regardless of how it turns out.”

    • August 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      I’m surprised he also didn’t remind us for the millionth time that they’re using practical effects.

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I’ll add my voice to the chorus.

    The guy’s a salesman trying to sell a product. What’s he supposed to say, that the footage sucks?

    • August 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      The exact same thing, only with body language that hint otherwise.

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    If you were in the same boat as him you’d be saying it was amazing too !! Peoples comments on here are so banal !!!

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    General comment about the state of Star Wars fans as of late…..

    All this infighting is ridiculous. I just read through the comments of the last few articles and I just feel like the downfall of Star Wars will have nothing to do with the new movies, it will be because of the fans.

    Read this in a snarky, spoiled brat voice: “Eww… I don’t want a Boba Fett movie, that is stupid. OT fans are the worst. PT movies are the worst. I only want to see “such and such” on screen. This plotline sounds so stupid. If there is too much CGI, I am going to boycott this film. If there are too many practical effects, I am going to boycott this film because it only caters to the OT fans.”

    Seriously people? We get a new Star Wars movie every year for the foreseeable future and all we do is bitch and in-fight? What am I missing here??? My opinions about the OT and PT are irrelevant. New. Star Wars. MOVIES! Seriously…

    There is no doubt that the potential exists that one or more of these movies could be sub-par. That is very possible. But dammit, they will be movies held in our beloved Star Wars Universe and we will all go see them and probably like, if not love them all. For me, a lesser Star Wars film is still something I will watch over and over and if one of these hits the mark, it will be another film that will last our lifetimes and add to our experiences within this Universe.

    However, if the fan backlash continues to grow in this overtly negative fashion, what investment should be made in Star Wars by Disney in the future? So they can spend millions on a film that everyone argues about incessantly for the next 10 years because it wasn’t created in the image of their wet dreams? Disney become the new Lucas? You know… that thing that everyone loves to hate that retroactively ruined their childhood? Good grief people. Let’s enjoy this thing before it gets ruined.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, in the short-term, this thing is going to make a shit-ton of money and the six movies will be released regardless… but what is the incentive that Disney keeps going if the fanbase is bunch of fickle, negative, squabbling, self-centered whiners? Answer: None.

    I think it’s time for us all to sit back, stop thinking so much and enjoy this process. I think any spin-off of any character is MORE Star Wars and I, as a fan, am lucky that the Disney turn of events is allowing me and my children (the new generation) to be immersed in more movies. Right? I mean, c’mon….. WE GET A WHOLE BUNCH OF NEW STAR WARS FILMS!!!!


    • August 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Right. But people discussing the PT and OT has no impact on people’s excitement that we are also getting new films.

      • August 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        Really? I personally don’t believe this. For me, this does impact excitement. What I can see about Episode VII right now is what I can read… and I read negativity far too much. To the point that I felt like posting a rant… lol.

        Sure, there is excitement, but there is also a bunch of overly critical mumbo-jumbo going on that reduces excitement in some way for people. It’s doing that to me right now. Guess it’s time to stop reading comments. That’s a choice I can make for myself… it’s just sad.

        • August 7, 2014 at 12:01 am

          It’s sad that you’re so sensitive that people arguing back-and-forth is bringing you down.

          I understand the hate and negativity. It’s crazy sometimes, but I’m confident VII will be overwhelmingly well received by the bulk of the fanbase, despite whatever flaws it may have.

          That’s what I focus on.

    • August 6, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      @ Anon 17:54 PM

      “Seriously people? We get a new Star Wars movie every year for the foreseeable future and all we do is bitch and in-fight?”

      Of course that’s not all we do. I’m sure you’ve also seen tons of excitement from fans in the numerous articles you’ve looked at.

      The main reason why we fight is because Lucas divided the fanbase. He created a brand new trilogy that was greatly subpar to the OT as well as very different. Many OT fans were angered and disappointed with the PT, and many people, mostly those who grew up on the new movies, began to passionately defend them. Between that and Lucas continually tinkering with the OT, whatever divisions may have existed before within the fanbase was greatly exacerbated.

      Also, people naturally have strong opinions on things they’re passionate about, thus the strong views and great concern over various rumors and things.

      But, in the end, if the new films are good enough, they will be beloved by the bulk of the fanbase.

      • August 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm

        “Of course that’s not all we do.”

        It’s a sizable amount and enough to want to stay off these boards as much as I want to be a part of them. Why have others bring me down?

        • August 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm

          Why would people arguing and complaining bring you down? Overall, Episode VII sounds like it’s gonna be great. 😀

    • August 6, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      This isn’t exactly a new development, though. It’s been going on since at least May 19, 1999 when a whole lot of fans walked out of TPM shaking their heads and saying, “What the hell was THAT?!”

      That led to an ongoing “basher/gusher” thing that continues to this very day. Hell, I remember when TheForce.Net ran off a whole bunch of longtime forum members with their overzealous “The PT way or the highway!” attitude.

      And of course, this sort of thing persists today. Only now we also have head butting over the EU, over models and location sets versus CGI animation, over casting diversity and every other damned thing you can think of.

      Unfortunately, it’s not going to go away. Blend Star Wars mania with the ever-increasing Internet trend of flaming first and thinking later, and this is the inevitable result. It has been for over a decade now.

      • August 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm

        It exists in a way, I’ve personally not seen. I get the hatred of the PT. I don’t love those movies myself, but I do watch them still and like certain parts of them… because they ARE Star Wars.

        This new level of in-fighting has taken this OT vs. PT to a new level (because there is obviously more to talk about). Also, because of the PT apprehension, the current take on Episode VII is viewed so much more negatively than I’d ever have expected. Again… it’s a new Star Wars movie. Excitement should rule. On the surface… on these types of sites and all over the web, negativity seems to rule. Damn shame.

        Look, I am just ranting because I am tired of reading all the negative comments, personally. Probably shouldn’t have ranted. Had a moment… still feel the same. Too much complaining, bickering and in-fighting as well as being overly negative for something very wonderful.

    • August 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Disney Exec: The numbers are in and Ep 7 made a billion dollars in the first week.

      CEO: Stop production on Ep 8, immediately

      Disney Exec: WHAT! Did you hear what I just said? Ep 7 is already at a billion! Congratulations!!!

      CEO: The fans are not happy. I’ve been reading message boards and blog comments and they are all fighting with eachother. Some are defending Ep 7, but the majority are not happy. We’re cancelling Ep 8, the backlash from the hardcore fans is too great.

      Disney Exec: A billion dollars in the first week……!?!?!?!?!

      CEO: Cease production immediately. We’re done!

      Disney Exec: We’re going to throw away potentially billions of dollars because SOME of the fans are angry?


      Disney Exec: *scurries off*

      Yeah, not going to happen

      • August 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm

        Exactly, and keep in mind that all of the “discussion” on boards like these keeps Star Wars front and center in the collective consciousness of the fanbase. My guess is that Disney purposefully fuels the fire in this regard by pitting the fans against one another (i.e. “we are going for an OT feel” so as to tick off the PT fans, or starts rumors about some EU or PT character making an appearance to annoy the OT fans). At the end of the day, all it does is ensure that we all will see it (probably multiple times) because it gets so built up – exactly what Disney (or any studio for that matter) wants. Any publicity is good publicity.

        I think the conclusion above has it backwards. Disney LOVES all the in-fighting, controversy, etc. because it keeps Star Wars relevant and in the minds of Disney’s consumers.

        • August 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

          KISS invented that!

          • August 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm

            No kidding…

      • August 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

        Not exactly what I mean. I get that these movies will make a bazillion bucks early on. I mean more like… a largely negative fanbase is going to saturate the culture and fracture the fun, so to speak. If every movie gets a vocal minority that lambasts the movie and you get people making movies like The People vs. Disney’s Star Wars, etc…. there will be a point where the quality will suffer. Either we won’t get another trilogy or the same fervor isn’t put into getting top-flight directors and writers, etc.

        Money is the driver mainly, but not entirely. The zest and direction of these new movies shows that they want them to be quality. Will that always be the case if the people are going to watch them just to criticize how they don’t match their vision for Star Wars. That can and will begin to stain the future of the franchise in some tangible way.

        Maybe I am wrong, but I can’t see a large contingent hating this loudly without repercussions down the road. That’s my take……

        • August 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm

          The fact that they are making a new Trilogy after the loud complaints during the PT years tells you one thing: As long as they are making $$$, they will keep churning these out.

          I actually they get kick out of fanboy hysteria. I watched a special on The Walking Dead, and the creator and executive producer say they go on the internet alot just read all the crazy rumors that are thrown out there. They said they love the real crazy rumors that aren’t true and how the fanbase is up in arms in the comment section.

          • August 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm

            Would Lucas have made more? Nope. Because the critiques were too heavy. The only reason we are getting new movies is that Disney has taken over. Anyone that foresaw this coming (Super Shadow aside… lol), is lying. No one saw the Disney acquisition coming. None of us thought we’d see another Star Wars movie. And why was that? Because Lucas got bogged down in the criticism.

            As bad as the PT was for some, not one of those “haters” would say they didn’t want more Star Wars movies. Amirite? As I’ve stated, I don’t love the prequels. But I would rather have more prequels and Star Wars in general than nothing again ever.

            No matter what you say, there can be an end to Star Wars. We ALMOST saw that and Disney saved us all. We should be thankful, not act like a bunch of brats… “No, I don’t want this filet mignon… it’s only 6 ounces and not 7….”

          • August 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

            I must be the only person on earth who would rather have no more Star Wars at all than an endless stream of disappointment.

            Fortunately, VII looks promising…

          • August 7, 2014 at 6:19 pm

            No, people will be pissed if we get another Transformers situation, and I’m sure we’d all be asking them to stop and reassess before continuing.. But that’s not going to happen since disney seems to be putting more competent people on the projects than michael bay and co, and they’ve got the success of marvel to model off of.

          • August 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

            Whoa, wait a second! Let’s just see if Ep. VII is an actual filet mignon, before complaining/prasing it, only because it has the words “Star Wars” on the title.

            Let’s face it, the truth is that more is not equal to better. Perhaps SW was meant to be the OT only. Or maybe Lucas screwed up with the prequels, and Disney will right the ship.

            Wouldn’t be a first (see what Joel Schumacher did with the Batman franchise, and how Christopher Nolan brought it back with a bang). IDK, but the point is that film franchises of this kind (Batman, SW, Bond, etc.) are more like a Big Mac or a Taco Bell “chalupa” than an actual gourmet meal.

        • August 6, 2014 at 9:12 pm

          Disney Exec: *knock knock knock*

          CEO: Come in…….I thought I told you to get the hell out?

          Disney Exec: Sir, please reconsider. You’re throwing away a fortune.

          CEO: Did you read what those guys over at starwarsnewsnet.com are saying about us? I just can’t take it — I don’t care if it costs us money. I even heard that they organized a picket in orlando and 57 people showed up! A PICKET!!!

          Disney Exec: *lost for words*

          CEO: Shut it down. Shut it all down.

          Disney Exec: Sir, we are too invested in Ep 8 to kill it at this point. Our stock would tank and the board would no doubt fire you.

          CEO: Ok, you’ve convinced me, but I’m tired of the negativity. I want you to fire the current director and hire the crappiest one you can find. We’ll show them. Those entitled douchebags are going to pay!!!

          Disney Exec: But SIR!!!!! You’ll destroy any hope of milking more money out of the franchise.

          CEO: Get the hell out!!!

          Disney Exec:*scurries off*

          Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?

          • August 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm

            Of course that sounds ridiculous. Way to show your smugness. I am sure you are sitting there in your parent’s basement reveling in how clever you think you are. Good job, buddy!

            Of course that is not at all what I am referring to… but, thanks for your contributions. Wait….

          • August 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

            Ok, sorry for pushing your buttons, lol:p

            My point is that Disney is a corporation and this is a 4 billion dollar investment. They aren’t going to take things personal like Lucas did. We’re talking about a bunch of mindless profit-driven robots. They are going to milk their investment for all it’s worth, fans be damned.

          • August 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

            Actually I think your way off your rocker man.
            JJ ain’t just in this for the paycheck nor is Kathleen Kennedyfor that matter.
            Go do something while all the ILM’s work their hearts and souls out, cause ya ain’t being cute you tool.

          • August 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm

            I was responding to the idea stated above that fan backlash could cause Disney to dump the Star Wars franchise. I know those that are working directly on the projects are motivated by more than just money. Heck, the disney execs are probably motivated by more than money, but in the end they see the starwars franchise as an investment. We’re going to get star wars whether we want it or not, unless no one goes to see the movies, which we all know is not going to happen.

    • August 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      The infighting is annoying but I think that has nothing to do with downfall of Star Wars.

      I honestly think the difference between today and 1977-83 is we have the internet to talk about a new rumor everyday.

      I rememember during the OT days, we would get nuggets every few months, “I remember my neighbor telling me in the summer of 1982 that it was called REVENGE of the Jedi.”

      Now we log onto our computer everyday, and there is a new rumor or tidbit that we dissect because we still have 500 MORE days til the movie.

      Social Media has its positives and negatives, and the one negative is that fans are going to complain about this and that before these movies come out.

    • August 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      I agree the discussions could be more constructive, but then you state “in a snarky, spoiled brat voice…,” and thus become what you are ranting against

    • August 7, 2014 at 4:20 am

      yeah i’m crying tears of joy right now, imagining these new star wars movies. let’s all love each other, guys. focus on what brings us together instead of our differences. our love for a galaxy far, far away…

    • August 7, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Im not being negative.
      We get one every year and people fight and are uptight…is a very valid point.
      It is because the movies could suck.
      People have high standards for Star Wars and no one agrees on what any one film is or let alone trilogy. What a Jawa is to you and to anyone else is a different point of view because we all have different minds. In order for Star Wars to be the large vast universe that it is the creators left things to you the viewer to interpret. Star Wars envokes a lot of what-ifs. If I think Jar Jar was appropriate to the film, a few may say not such a big deal, but to others its heresy.
      Just because Star Wars is on the banner does not mean its going to be gourmet to the palate.

  • August 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    What’s with all the negative comments? He didn’t need to put his opinion into the conversation. It’s just a good sign if people have the confidence to go out on a limb and say that it’s good and exiting. Sure, if it was a direct question asking his opinion, then it wouldn’t matter. But he brought it up by himself. I know he’s an exec and wants to sell when he has the opportunity, but still. This was hardly the time or the place. A few of the actors have brought up how they are excited with the script, when they weren’t asked about it. It’s only a positive as far as I’m concerned.

      • August 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm

        No but stepping onto your high horse and then moaning that his statement doesn’t mean anything big enough for you is just inane. Was he supposed to go into detail? Or is that not enough either? It’s not supposed to mean anything big. You just take it or leave it. No you are not supposed to ‘jump for joy’. You’re just supposed to go “oh that’s nice”. There. Done. Simple. Ranting about how he’s an exec so he could be lying or whatever or that you don’t trust him is just pointless and paranoid. Just take the nice little compliment and move on. It’s not hard.

  • August 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    “The footage looks exciting!”
    What the hell else is THE BOSS OF DISNEY *gonna* say, FFS.

  • August 6, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Only very exciting?

    Man it must be pretty lousy then.

    Usually they say “It’s the greatest thing ever!!!”


  • August 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I disagree with most of you on this. If the footage he saw was dreadful he wouldn’t have mentioned it. Nobody asked him “have you seen some footage from the film”? And somehow he really seemed excited about it. I think it was a honest reaction.

    • August 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      I could not disagree more.
      If the footage were shit, he’d praise it EVEN MORE.
      This is Hollywood/Show Biz we’re talking about.
      ZERO sincerity, ZERO integrity, ZERO honesty, etc., etc.
      Don’t you know that by now?

      • August 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

        Agree! It’s all about the Zeros. Lots and lots of 0’s.

    • August 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      You lot are trying too hard to create a situation out of nothing. If I were to say my mother was a nice person in a conversation, it’s not a difficult concept to just trust me. There’s no point in going “WELL YOU WOULD SAY THAT WOULDN’T YOU”. This whole idea that every little thing is a lie as part of an agenda is just overboard paranoia. Sorry but get a grip.

      Viral Hide +1000

      • August 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        Try, JUST TRY, to think on your own.
        JUST THIS ONCE. Cretin ….

        • August 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm

          Nobody takes you seriously, Cary…

          • August 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm

            The CEO of Disney has an incredibly vested interest. He needs butts in seats so he needs to promote the movie regardless of what he actually thinks. I’d say to take his comments with a grain of salt but they’re probably not worth taking at all.

          • August 7, 2014 at 1:24 am

            … and that’s a bloody shame, it is ….

      • August 8, 2014 at 12:37 am

        lol. Every single businessman will speak wonders of his product (whether true or no). That’s not paranoia. It’s called a sales pitch.

        Come think of it, assuming that a person not taking a suit’s words at face value is the same as saying “he’s lying! The film will suck!” is far closer to paranoia, IMO.

    • August 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Exactly, these comments only fuel more expectations for this movie, and you think they would want to do the opposite after many were let down by the Prequels. But maybe he saw the footage and thought, “This is going to blow everyone away!”

      • August 6, 2014 at 8:10 pm

        Yeah, the CEO of Disney sure wouldn’t want to hype a Disney movie. You totally lost me.

    • August 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      I agree with you Viral!

    • August 6, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      I totally buy Iger’s enthusiasm here. He’s kind of a stiff guy to begin with, but you can tell he really lights up when talking about SW. Or maybe I am just seeing the $$$ in his eyes.

  • August 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I don’t care what this guy has to say. To be honest the less this person has to do with the movie the better. Looking at this from a fan standpoint he looks like the business guy who cares nothing about Star Wars and just about the money it generates.

  • August 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I was gonna comment on this matter, but then I read the comments and saw that there’s a refreshing amoount of common sense already beating me to it 😉

    • August 7, 2014 at 3:39 am

      This might be a first… a compliment on the comment section of an article!

  • August 6, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    As far as internet comments go, we are VERY small faction of the SW fanbase, and sometimes we think we are bigger then we are. I have a load of friends who are huge SW fans, and not ONE of them posts on a SW board, as I am the only one.

    The internet brings conflict because we can all sit and say stuff behind a computer all day with being more civil face to face. But make no mistake, that what is said on the internet doesn’t necessarily mean as the majority opinion.

    • August 7, 2014 at 3:43 am

      “What is said on the internet doesn’t necessarily mean it is the majority opinion.”

      Like, for instance, that the “majority loves PT”?

  • August 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    C’mon, he’s going to say that it’s great, that much is true. But that doesn’t mean it will be awful. We don’t know it. We have not seen it yet.

  • August 7, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Now why would he say that? I’m sure it will be good,though- Disney have a few dollars riding on it..

  • August 7, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Batman V Superman moved its schedule from May to March. I was thinking…. what if Star Wars 7 move to May 2016? Would be a great idea, more time to make a frickin awesome epic fantastic movie and thats a sacred date for the fans. But I read here in SW7 News that Bob Iger doesn’t want the delay because he wants to end his job on Disney in a great way.

    • August 7, 2014 at 3:21 am

      I like VII being in December. As long as they aren’t rushing it, it’ll have the opportunity to make even more money in a relatively uncrowded time of the year.

      Being less crowded also increases its ability to be a true cultural event. I loved going to see Avatar twice during the holiday season because of all the buzz.

    • August 7, 2014 at 5:40 am

      They won’t delay the film to May 2016 because they’re releasing Captain America 3 in that same time-frame. If they did that, Disney would ultimately end up pitting one of its properties against the other, which would be bad for business.

      Besides, they already delayed the movie from May 2015 to December 2015. Post-production typically only takes a year, and they’re planning on having shooting wrapped up by Autumn of this year. That gives them more than enough time to give the movie the polish it deserves.

  • August 7, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Holy drama batman!

    Look… I have some pretty strong opinions on Star Wars but I do agree with the sentiment that something is better than nothing. I’m glad more is on the way no matter what that might be. I’ll judge each piece as it comes. Some will hopefully be amazing. I’m sure some will disappoint.

    Look at Marvel’s run of avengers movies. Some of them are fantastic and others are lackluster. Together though they sure are special.

    • August 7, 2014 at 4:54 am

      You may be right.. But I hope Star Wars continues to be something more special than Marvel, with every new film being better than the last. I’m looking forward to absolutely amazing movies, with innovative technology, creative stories, compelling characters, and emotional depth that touches my soul.

  • August 7, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Why doesn’t the media ever talk to the real Emperor of the Disney empire, Ike Perlmutter?

  • August 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I’m just glad Michael Eisner isn’t running disney anymore. I have a suspicion that Michael Eisner is satan 🙂

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