Now that Disney has thrown a lot of cash at George Lucas and are going to make a lot of movies that continue the adventures of Luke and Leia, I've started a new Star Wars website, In a Far Away Galaxy to see in the new movies - here's some questions I've started answering....
Who is directing Star Wars?
The director of Episode VII is the very popular JJ Abrams - currently riding a wave of popularity due to Star Trek Into Darkness, JJ is a very successful writer and producer of several films and TV shows - most notably Super 8 and Lost.
That also sounds nice and grand but does he get Star Wars? Is he fan? If he's doing Star Trek movies why is he doing a Star Wars movie?
When will Star Wars start filming?
Byran Burk is the producer of Star Wars Episode VII along with Katherine Kennedy and JJ Abrams. He was quoted by Collider as saying: “We’re progressing on a schedule to hopefully begin next year, or the beginning of next year, and the location is still kind of floating around in the air all depending on script and a whole bunch of other issues. As I just said, everything is kind of a free-flowing thing, and when we feel like the story level on this script and everything is really coming together and schedules are all working and pieces line up, we prowl ahead, and Star Wars will be no different.” Which basically means there's firm plans to do SOMETHING .....
Is this the best top ten Star Wars quotes list ever? What about this cosplay?
How good a pilot is she really?
Starting with Episode VII (being directed by JJ Abrams) in the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2015, it will alternate every summer with a stand -alone film until the trilogy is all sewn up. So that means 5 but you can guarantee Disney is gonna make a boat load of movies.
How did Han Solo and Chewbacca become friends?
Their connection begins when Solo boards a derelict slaving craft to find that its cargo of Wookiee children had escaped and all that was left on board was a severely wounded Wookiee in the pilot’s seat.
Han was ordered to skin the helpless Chewbacca alive but refused. A court martial and an escape ensued as a result of this insubordination. Chewbacca later swore that he owed a life debt to Han and wouldn’t leave his side.
And that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship!