With the cast news coming out yesterday there are a lot of questions around what will happen in this new movie and with star wars over all. I have been pulling things together to make this news story for a few weeks now. The cast has been announced but there is a lot more to tell you about the script and news around the movie.
Lets start with Harrison Ford, It has been rumored that his part as Han Solo will be big. What that means for the next two movies, who knows? Some people are saying that Han will die because that is what Ford wanted in the first set of movies. That is yet to be seen as Abrams has been doing a wonderful job of keeping things kept quite. Disney has gone so far as to make agents of the actors sign papers to keep everything under wraps. If we have learned anything from the cast announcement it is that Disney is doing a great job of keeping secrets!
Other announcements that have come out are film locations. London is the first stop it looks like for the cast where they will do a read though of the script as they look to filming in the coming weeks. Already they have started some filming without cast in Abu Dhabi. They need to do a lot of filming of not just cast but of props and locations as well.
The budget for the movie was also accounted by Disney, it will be in the range of 175-200 million dollars. Wow talk about BIG budget movie. Anyone remember how much the first star wars film was budgeted for?
Along with all this news about cast, locations and budge have come some story line news as well. The Star Wars Expanded Universe will not be used in the movies coming up. Some things might be taken from the books, comics and little TV shows that were made in the 80’s and 90’s but for the most part it will be a whole new story. I am both sad and excited over this. It means more freedom for the writers and director but at the same time there was so much that I loved in the books. We will all have to see what comes from this. So that being said the news is that only the first 6 movies and Clone Wars are Canon. All the books, comics and other stuff are EU. From this point on the EU will be known as Legends titles. You will still be able to get any of them but they will be under a different label.
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