Let’s discuss Episode VII.
Here’s what we know so far:
George Lucas is all, “Anyone want Star Wars? I’m selling it for like $4 billion dollars.” And Disney goes, “OH PICK ME PICK ME! I have $4 bagillion dollars!” (Source)
Then Disney is all, “Guess whut guyz?! We R going to make Star Wars: Episode VII!”
And Everyone goes, “IT BETTER BE GOOD.”
Then we find out that the director for Episode VII is J.J. Abrams. He also directed Star Trek, hence the title of this blog post. And the jokes on Twitter about J.J. standing for “Jar Jar” are hilarious. This has to be my favorite joke by far:
Dinner table: *people talk about yay JJ Abrams and Star Wars!* Hubs: I read his fave character is JarJar. Everyone: *horror* Hubs: Kidding!!
— Jodi Meadows (@jodimeadows) January 26, 2013
Mark Hamill is in discussions about returning as Luke Skywalker. He’s old! But I’m still fangirling!!! SQUEEE :) Big bear hug for Luke.
Finally, we find out that Michael Arndt is going to write the screenplay for Episode VII. He wrote Toy Story 3. And that’s when I realize that this movie could be good. All the pieces could come together – a good director, good screenplay, and the return of some of the original actors. And now I feel like this:
As excited as I am for the movie, I have to wonder where they are going to take the story. What will the conflict be? Will the story focus on Luke and Leia’s kids? Who are they going to cast? I’m really hoping they take the time to develop the new characters and have some humor. Every time I watch the original trilogy, I’m surprised at how funny it is. And they better get the conflict right. If they make up some scary guy who’s evil for no reason, I’m going to be very disappointed.
What are your thoughts about Episode VII?
Gifs in this post are from this most excellent blog.