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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Episode VII Script is Done!


After much work (I hope), the script for Star Wars Episode VII is now done! J.J. Abrams announced on Sunday at the Television Critics Association's press tour that the script was finalized.

Abrams said, "We're working really hard and we've got our script and we're in deep prep. Full steam ahead." The script was originally slated to be finished in January, and surprisingly, that estimate was accurate. I'm sure that Abrams and his team aren't having an easy time resurrecting one of the biggest, most successful, and most popular film series in all of history (and yes, I realize that he did more or less the same thing 4 years ago with Star Trek).

Apparently Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford (if you don't know who those people are then you have no business reading this blog) are roughly confirmed for the movie, and as usual, many other actors are being rumored. These actors include Michael Fassbender (Prometheus and X-Men: First Class), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness), Jessie Plemons (Breaking Bad), and Judi Dench (she played M in many of the recent James Bond movies).

Judi Dench is the only actor who's been specifically tied to a character. She is rumored to be playing Mon Mothma, the founder of the rebellion and former Republic senator. I'm sure that the British "dame" would be great as the defiant Rebel leader, and if she's playing the part, Mothma will probably have a more major role in the movie than in the original trilogy.

In other related Star Wars movie news, Boba Fett has not only been confirmed as appearing in one of the character origin-story films, but is being seriously rumored as starring in the first film. Depending on what time period in Boba's life this film will take place in, I think the obvious-ish choice for the lead actor is Daniel Logan, who played Boba in Episode II. He is currently 26 years old, and also voiced Boba in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Abrams said, "We're working really hard and we've got our script and we're in deep prep. Full steam ahead." The script was originally slated to be finished in January, and surprisingly, that estimate was accurate. I'm sure that Abrams and his team aren't having an easy time resurrecting one of the biggest, most successful, and most popular film series in all of history (and yes, I realize that he did more or less the same thing 4 years ago with Star Trek).

Apparently Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford (if you don't know who those people are then you have no business reading this blog) are roughly confirmed for the movie, and as usual, many other actors are being rumored. These actors include Michael Fassbender (Prometheus and X-Men: First Class), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness), Jessie Piemons (Breaking Bad), and Judi Dench (she played M in many of the recent James Bond movies).

Judi Dench is the only actor who's been specifically tied to a character. She is rumored to be playing Mon Mothma, the founder of the rebellion and former Republic senator. I'm sure that the British "dame" would be great as the defiant Rebel leader, and if she's playing the part, Mothma will probably have a more major role in the movie than in the original trilogy.

In other related Star Wars movie news, Boba Fett has not only been confirmed as appearing in one of the character origin-story films, but is being seriously rumored as starring in the first film. Depending on what time period in Boba's life this film will take place in, I think the obvious-ish choice for the lead actor is Daniel Logan, who played Boba in Episode II. He is currently 26 years old, and also voiced Boba in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Yoda has also been considered for a film, but honestly, I think it'll mess up everyone's minds to be hearing Yoda's backward-talk for 2 hours straight. Plus, "Star Wars: Yoda" is a pretty stupid name.

A new thought has just occurred to me, one that most other people have probably not thought of. According to Abrams, a new Star Wars movie will be released every year starting in 2015, alternating between the next trilogy and character origin-story films. As great as that idea is, I feel like it'll get kind of confusing with all these Star Wars movies. It'll be hard for your brain to keep track of the third trilogy events when the movies keep on getting separated by mostly unrelated character-centered origin stories.

Do you have any questions, comments, or criticism? Feel free to comment, and may the force be with you all!

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