All of us Star Wars fans are incredibly excited to see what awaits us in this new Star Wars trilogy that will give us Episodes 7, 8 and 9 of George Lucas' epic story. Today, MarketSaw is reporting some details of those films, and one of the main things revealed is that Luke Skywalker will be a primary focus of these movies! MarketSaw has a very solid inside source feeding them this information. It was the same source that revealed earlier this year that episodes 7, 8 and 9 were coming so it's hard not to believe what is being reported here. What I'm trying to say is, that this is a solid source, and I believe it.
Here's what their source says:
Disney now has the power to make STAR WARS films, and everything else in the Lucasfilm archives. The movies I told you about are indeed the primary focus. Luke Skywalker is a primary focus, as are many of the original trilogy cast. Disney also realised that George Lucas and STAR WARS are one and the same, so George will certainly have a voice on any angle taken, in fact I believe it's one of many stipulations. However he will no longer have creative control, and as I said before George was already looking at other creative talents to bring his canon to life back before Disney and Lucasfilm really started negotiating (or at least to the best of my knowledge)...
So not only will Luke Skywalker be a part of the trilogy, but so will many of the original cast! Holy crap, that's awesome! It makes a lot more sense now that Lucas met with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer back in August to tell them about the new trilogy. The source goes on...
"Way back when I told you about the new movie trilogy planned, I never explained to you that they were being rewritten from previously secret drafts from way back during the making of the original trilogy. The main problem was the age of the cast, and the tone of the story. Now I do believe that Walt Disney intend on playing to the cultural significance of that original trilogy. You will see a tone more in line with the original trilogy, and specifically featuring that cast, if everything shakes out as intended. Which it will, I promise you.
Damn, this guy is making promises now! The source must be incredibly close to the production. I love that the new trilogy will have more of the same tone of the orignal films. The source then gives an update on the TV series Star Wars Underworld, most of this info we already knew, but the fact that it's still going to move forward is promising.
You can expect to hear more news on the live action TV show in the near future, as the scripts already written will be absorbed in some way into a TV format. The nature of the show and the technical requirements needed to meet a TV budget and schedule are pretty ambitious. Basically they are 45 minute long feature films. With concepts that are very ambitious and the fact that it focuses on characters that are not known and are completely different to what people may have in mind about a STARWARS TV show. This was the problem at the time, and I am pretty sure this is still a problem. At least on the live action front. I am told that soon there will be some kind of material released relating to shot footage and tests on that concept. So look out for that.
The next part of the emails goes into some details about the possible stroyline. I guess you could say there are spoilers here, but I know you all want to know anyway. The next part of the e-mail starts off with A NEW DAWN in bold letters... could this be the title of Episode VII? Are you ready for this...
A NEW DAWN.
I don't believe the empire was completely destroyed by the end of Return of the Jedi.
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C3PO and R2D2 are I am assured to feature prominently in the new trilogy, as was always the idea. Apparently some have already been approached. Quite a while back too to my understanding. Hamill is a certainty.
Holy shit. Want some more? This next part tells us about a new character!
There are two trilogies planned, all following an original overview by Lucas, which was always planned as a multi generational saga. Movies 10 - 12 are from my understanding about the offspring of the Skywalkers, set many years later with the surviving cast playing much older versions of themselves and featuring a female protagonist named Skywalker. This is something that I understand is being discussed as the latest trilogy may end up being an amalgamation of the two using themes and ideas from both, but still keeping the general story, also allowing for continuity of cast.
I remember hearing back in the day about the series possibly going to twelve chapters, looks like that plan is still in motion! The source goes on to talk about how the film will be released, and reveals that we can expect to see restored prints of the original trilogy, before Lucas statred making changes!
The movies from what I understand will adopt the Harry Potter model, and will be aggressively brought to the forefront of popular entertainment once again with consistent installments. This is just for starters though, especially for those who hold the original trilogy in high regard, they should be happy. You can expect lovingly restored prints of the original trilogy to surface in the near future. That's a no brainer. I along with the rest of the world want those movies in their original glory. Disney are all over that, believe me.
Amazing! I don't know about you but I'm swelling with excitement over all of this news right now! There are also directors names already being thrown around, want to know who they are? Of course you do! A lot of our speculation is right in line with what Disney is looking at...
From my understanding the movies that follow will be far more in line with the original trilogy in regards to tone and method, and from the few names I have heard being banded around I am very excited, as they are all choices that I think people will get behind.
- Steven Spielberg, who may actually get to direct his episode of STARWARS after all.
- Neil Blomkamp, District 9, Elysium.
- Alfonso Cuarón, Children of Men, Gravity (which is a masterpiece by the way) When I was told this name, I said that's the guy.
- Matthew Vaughn. Kick Ass, First Class.
- Darren Arnofsky, The Fountain, Noah. (very popular candidate) and has been for a while.
- Joss Whedon. Serenity, The Avengers. That could work as Joss is currently overseeing Marvels next onslaught under the Disney Banner, but don't hold your breath for a directing gig for many years down the line. He may well have his part to play though ;-)
So very exciting times ahead if you are a STARWARS fan, and especially if you are an original trilogy fan.
Watch this space.
And that's it. So what do you think about this epic Star Wars movie news! Are you ready for the new dawn of Star Wars to begin! I can't freakin' wait! Hit us up with your thoughts!