JJ Abrams talks about the STAR WARS: EPISODE VII release date – 'Its a huge improvement'

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Despite the fact that 2015 will be the biggest year ever for movies, with everything from Superman and Batman through to The Avengers gracing the big screen, no one is really worried about the latest Star Wars film arriving. That’s because while those big films will be hitting the North American summer, Star Wars Episode VII will be out in December of 2015 instead.

And according to director JJ Abrams, that’s a big improvement for him and his crew.Speaking to MTV via Coming Soon, Abrams remarked on the release date shift, and what it actually meant for the film:

I will say that it is an infinitely better situation now than when they were saying they wanted it in the summer. Before I even came onto the project, before I was brought on, they were talking about 2015 and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand, and I understand why they’d want that, but it didn’t necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where anyone was creatively.

So I think that it’s a hugely important thing that that comes first, and that a release date is great, but you have to release something great. So to me, the new release date is a huge improvement.

Films need a ton of work done behind the scenes before they’re even ready to shoot. And with something as big and as iconic as Star Wars, even more pre-production is needed. Even though it’s two years away, the current release date will be cutting it close for Episode VII, and production is expected to kick off soon. But will it have R2-D2 and C3P0? Abrams replied to that rumour, saying that the droid duo “have different agents”.

 

Last Updated: November 27, 2013

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