Disney Picks JJ Abrams To Re-Launch Star Wars Films

Hi Thrill Seekers,

I know, I  know, a new Star Wars film isn’t exactly theme park newsNew folder
but I thought the fact that Lucas Film is now owned by Disney gives me a little wiggle room. Plus when Disney make a purchase of this size you’d expect them to be looking to recoup as much of that money as they can, so a theme park land may well be in the pipeline, I wrote about what I’d like to see from a Star Wars Land a few weeks ago.

Now I know the last trilogy of Star Wars films were not up to much, but if latest reports are true Disney are definitely looking to alter that perception by drafting in JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) to Direct. Abrams is a known fan of Star Wars and even took part in a “Ted Talks” lecture about the original Star Wars films.

The script has been written by Toy Story writer Michael Arndt with Lawrence Kasdan, writer of “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” working as a consultant on the new project which is due for release in 2015.

In Friday night’s statement Abrams called it an “absolute honour” to get the job.

He went on to add

“I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid,”

Lucas himself said in the statement that

“I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”

If I were writing the new Star Wars movie this is what I would do –

  • More Boba Fett
  • No Jaja Binks
  • New main characters, move on from Luke, Han, Vader etc
  • Go easy on the CGI, Live action is much better.

What would you do to make sure the next Star Wars Film was a success?



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2 Replies to “Disney Picks JJ Abrams To Re-Launch Star Wars Films”

  1. How can you say no Jaja Binks? He’s one of the best characters.
    You can’t move on from Luke, Darth Vader or Han Solo. I think they should re-launch it with the same story line just make it better and definitely make Luke less of a pansy.

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