Even if I’m kind of skeptical of JJ directing, “Star Wars: Episode VII”… I’m just very happy that George Lucas is not involved in any way. So good riddance! If George was involved with “Episode VII” whether directing, writing or producing… George would have ruined the next movie just like he ruined the prequels. George retiring for good is just a great opportunity to make it a better film with new people! You’ll see a major difference with George not being involved. I’m sure JJ will try to bring in some of George’s style in the next film but that’s gonna be hard to do. George’s style can’t be matched. JJ will have a hard time copying his style so most of the movie will end up being JJ’s style. You can betcha there will be plenty of CGI and lens flare effects which JJ is obsessed with. Even though George Lucas is not involved, I’m sure George will still help him a little bit. Maybe George will stop by when they’re filming and he could give everybody some quick filming tips??? He probably will visit the cast and crew on set.
I’m glad the next movie is not gonna be based upon the Expanded Universe stuff too. The Timothy Zahn books are great but I wouldn’t want JJ to make the next movie based on those books. I would want a completely new and original story too.
I’m sure JJ has what it takes to make everybody happy. He’ll make Star Wars fans proud. At least, I hope so. I hope JJ will make me proud and make me walk out of the theater with a big smile on my face. That’s what we need with Star Wars again.
I know it may seem pretty silly to bring all the characters back but come on, this is freakin’ Star Wars. If they made a sequel after “Jedi” and not bring any of the older characters back at all, then fans wouldn’t care about the new movie. This film is a Star Wars celebration. A blast from the past. They have to bring the original gang back and to mix it in with new characters too. I’m hoping and praying that JJ will make this a great Star Wars film. Could it be the best Star Wars film since, “Empire Strikes Back”???
I’m looking forward to seeing what Adam Driver’s villain character is gonna look like. He’s obviously gonna be a Sith character similar to Darth Vader and Darth Maul. Will Adam be wearing black armor and a costume or will he be wearing alien make-up? We’ll have to wait and see.
On a side note, if you want to see Daisy Ridley in her short film, “Blue Season” see the video below. Daisy Ridley is one of the new cast members in the casting photo JJ released, that’s who Carrie was talking to in the photo. From what I heard Daisy has never been in a big movie before. I think “Blue Season” is her first film. Star Wars is gonna make Daisy a huge star for sure.
I’m looking forward to seeing more “Episode VII” news on May the 4th this Sunday. I’m pretty sure they’re gonna reveal the subtitle and the synopsis next. Maybe they’ll reveal what characters the new cast will be playing too. I’m interested in seeing what role Max Von Sydow is playing. Sydow is probably either playing a Master Jedi for Luke or an imperial villain.