Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm reveal the date on which we'll return to a galaxy far, far away!
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have today announced the release date for their upcoming science-fiction film Star Wars: Episode VII. Set after the events of 1983's Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the much-anticipated sequel is helmed by J.J. Abrams and is said to revolve around a new band of up-and-coming galactic heroes in the midst of a vast interplanetary conflict.
With this confirmation of a matter of intense recent secrecy, we're finally able to put a few more things into place regarding the monumentally busy period that is 2015. The first quarter of the year will see the release of Frankenstein, The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie 2 (yes, really!), The Fantastic Four and The Penguins of Madagascar, while the Summer of Film will feature the launches of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Assassin's Creed, Jurassic World, Ted 2, Inside Out, Terminator, Minions, Superman Vs. Batman and Ant-Man, with the final two months of 2015 bringing us Bond 24, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The Good Dinosaur, Kung Fu Panda 3 and of course Abrams' risky seventh instalment in itself. Make no mistake, some of those motion pictures will probably get trampled in the carnage, but perhaps that's what necessary in order to enable the industry to lessen its reliance on classic franchises and look forward to innovation. Who knows?
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release in cinemas worldwide on December 18th, 2015.