DARTH VADER "TV Specials" Planned; EPISODE VII Still Set For Spring/Summer 2015 Release

Attendees of the European Brand Licensing Show were given an OFFICIAL brochure detailing Disney's plans for Star Wars over the next two years. It confirms that Episode VII is set for a Summer 2015 release, although most surprising is the fact that "Darth Vader Themed TV Specials" are on the way.

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By Josh Wilding - 10/18/2013
Jedi News have posted the following page from a brochure given out at the European Brand Licensing Show recently, and as you can see, it confirms and reveals some major Star Wars news! Where exactly Disney will squeeze J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII into the already packed out Spring and Summer of 2015 remains to be seen, but most intriguing is the mention of "Darth Vader Themed TV Specials". Could these be documentaries or - far more exciting a thought - live-action/animated specials featuring the villain? Sound off with your thoughts below!

Source: Jedi News
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GamerKT - 10/18/2013, 12:06 PM
Good luck.
DrDoom - 10/18/2013, 12:07 PM
Dinotron - 10/18/2013, 12:09 PM
Vander is the definition of villain
misner89 - 10/18/2013, 12:11 PM
Danger danger, my name is Anakin. My shitty acting is ruining saga. lol had to
TheAbaryMan369 - 10/18/2013, 12:16 PM
Uhh.... Ok? They better figure out a release date soon before all the good spots are filled
OptimusPrime114 - 10/18/2013, 12:16 PM
Digital Library Launch = Star Wars on iTunes? YES!
MrCBM56 - 10/18/2013, 12:16 PM
Why?
Dinotron - 10/18/2013, 12:20 PM
Hayden Christensen was a horrible Anakin, then again Anakin could haw been written better but still it's no excuse for Hayden's crap acting

Vader, full on black suit Vader, was THE VILLAIN
Nick56 - 10/18/2013, 12:21 PM
Seriously? This is completely unnecessary
DioFoRio - 10/18/2013, 12:22 PM
that's why people ask .."where is he now ?"Dino.

Dinotron - 10/18/2013, 12:24 PM
You know??? I have no clue where that guy went, I haven't seen him since jumper
jlabatman - 10/18/2013, 12:26 PM
Vadakin - 10/18/2013, 12:31 PM
Move Avengers forward to April, give Star Wars its traditional 3rd Friday of May release that will give Avengers a month and give Disney tons of cash.
lntrn8 - 10/18/2013, 12:32 PM
@ jlabatman
Evil.

They're related.
JoJo1982 - 10/18/2013, 12:35 PM
I dont think that May release is a good idea for Star Wars

Avengers 2
Batman/Superman
Jurassic World
Terminator 5
Assassins Creed

I honestly dont think Star Wars would make a billion dollars if it still has that 2015 may release
Omarvls - 10/18/2013, 12:47 PM
Disney will move Ant Man and put Episode 7 2 weeks after Batman vs Superman to try and kill it's box office just like Werner Bros did with Pirates of the Carrebian
jlabatman - 10/18/2013, 12:48 PM
How about the never mentioned twin brother of Vader, Darth Clopper?
SuperGuy83 - 10/18/2013, 12:52 PM
Revenge of The Sith is The best Star Wars Movie of all time
FerFogs - 10/18/2013, 12:56 PM
^^ disagree, but it's very good despite eps I and II.
misner89 - 10/18/2013, 12:58 PM
Curmudgeon - 10/18/2013, 1:24 PM
So, for the sake of argument, let's assume Avengers 2 does about as well as the first, and that Star Wars comes out over Memorial Day 2015--which happens to be Avengers 2's fourth weekend.

By Avenger 1's fourth weekend, it dropped to number 2 behind MIB3. It still made 36.6 million that weekend for a new total of 513 million.

If Disney released Star Wars in Avenger 2's fourth weekend, all it would mean to Disney is that they have the first and second place films at the box office that weekend, instead of just the second.
m0th3r - 10/18/2013, 1:36 PM
@Curmudgeon Your spot on dude..i've been screamin this for a while. Disney has some SERIOUS release power now with Marvel, StarWars and Pixar. This allows them to sandbag other releases (look at first weekend of Monsters U vs MoS and that drop off) and control some of that stuff. Look at Thor..Enders Game is week before (i believe) and no real competition till Hunger Games 3 weekends later..These Execs are fueled on ego..and they want to take first place regardless of franchise..Disney is going to use its war horses...
ATrueHero1987 - 10/18/2013, 1:40 PM
Yep, Summer 2015, majority of it will be spent in the theaters....and in the fall, I'll buy an ass of blu ray movies!
ManDeth - 10/18/2013, 1:43 PM
It is going to be a Darth Vader Holiday Special and musical.
James Earl Jones has already begun recording songs for the special. And Jones will do a duet with Anthony Daniels called "Thank The Maker".
sanyaya - 10/18/2013, 1:55 PM
Look like Batman vs Superman [frick]ed so is ant man lol
sanyaya - 10/18/2013, 1:57 PM
Oh well moré of a star wars fan anyways
ralfinader - 10/18/2013, 2:42 PM
Isn't Vader dead?
G - 10/18/2013, 2:45 PM
Darth Vader Family Christmas special??
marvel72 - 10/18/2013, 3:21 PM
may the 4th release date in 2015.
ShadowDude - 10/18/2013, 3:39 PM
Vader is arguably the best character in the franchise so Disney will do everything they can to keep him going. I want another Ewoks special now.
Dunejedi - 10/18/2013, 3:45 PM
Break me off a proper chunk.
JGAR - 10/18/2013, 4:37 PM
I honestly thought a December 2015 was a great idea. It just seems perfect for this film.
BaneSmash - 10/18/2013, 4:39 PM
May has always been for Star Wars..........
BaneSmash - 10/18/2013, 4:43 PM
Disney will release the movie a week after Superman /Batman to [frick] up Dc...........
Wolf38 - 10/18/2013, 5:31 PM
If Vader does reappear onscreen, it had better be in "evil" mode, wearing the full black costume.

Anakin Skywalker IMO worked best when left as a more or less mysterious figure from the past, not a main-character psychological plot fixation.
Liverpool4life - 10/18/2013, 7:27 PM
August or December 2015. Preferably, December.
LuckDragon - 10/18/2013, 8:00 PM
I thought they moved EP VII's release to winter 2014? Has this brochure been authenticated by Disney? Also, couldn't they do better than Vader specials? What about EA video game releases?
MightyZeus - 10/18/2013, 9:11 PM
Bring on Vader. I'm hyped.
Imdewback - 10/18/2013, 9:17 PM
I think a lot of people losing interest or have their guard up about any star wars projects.i wonder why they cant do a old republic animated show or something with the cool sith lords from the video games.give us something different.
Panoramacon - 10/18/2013, 9:37 PM
Is it too much to ask Disney/Lucasfilm/Lucas to be creative and come up with a new villain as cool or more so then Darth Vader for "a new generation"?
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