STAR WARS EPISODE VII Confirmed For May Shoot; Will Be Set 30 Years After ROTJ

Today at Disney's annual shareholder meeting, Bob Iger dropped a few interesting details about J.J. Abrams' new Star Wars flick. It's mostly just confirmation, but it seems we can officially expect to see the original cast return, along with a "trio of young leads".

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 3/18/2014


Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that principal photography on J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII will commence May 2014 at London's historic Pinewood Studios. Along with this confirmation, Disney President Bob Iger casually dropped the following: Star Wars Episode VII will take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, and will feature "very familiar faces along with a trio of young leads" Now we pretty much knew this would be the case anyway, but it's nice to finally have it made official.

Unfortunately Iger didn't comment on any of the recent casting rumors we've had regarding those young leads (or indeed any other new characters) but on the animation front, he announced that we'd be getting a Cars 3 and a sequel to The Incredibles, which has Brad Bird currently working on the story! That should please fans of that great flick. Anyway, what do you guys think of the Star Wars news? They kick off in May and apparently the only cast member they're willing to name is R2-D2.
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MrSotoMan - 3/18/2014, 10:53 AM
WHAT NEWS ON INCREDIBLES 2!?!?! Screw Cars, focus on Incredibles 2!
DrDoom - 3/18/2014, 10:54 AM
No one gives a [frick] about Cars 3

INCREDIBLES 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and, about Episode VII, coolio.
batz11 - 3/18/2014, 10:54 AM
Good...
MrSotoMan - 3/18/2014, 10:54 AM
CARS IN GENERAL CAN GO [frick] ITSELF!

Now Incredibles 2! THAT IS SOMETHING!
batz11 - 3/18/2014, 10:54 AM
...and toy retailers 'care' about Cars 3 ;)
ndwwrestler2 - 3/18/2014, 10:55 AM
Great. Seeing how old the OT Trio is now, 30 years is acceptable.
MrSotoMan - 3/18/2014, 10:55 AM
Oh Star Wars, that's right...............tell us something obvious Star Wars fans don't know.....like who has been cast?
Nick56 - 3/18/2014, 10:55 AM
Wasn't it already said to be set 30yrs after return of the jedi? And im guessing the trio of leads are for Ben, Jaina, and Jacen
MrSotoMan - 3/18/2014, 10:56 AM
It's funny how the only Fantastic Four movie done right......isn't named Fantastic four or have anything to do with them.............
MrCBM56 - 3/18/2014, 10:58 AM
Let's have a moment of silence. We all just witnessed history. We finally have a plot detail of Star Wars 7.

*cries* I can't believe it!
batz11 - 3/18/2014, 10:58 AM
Now if you told me these guys were cast in Star Wars, I'd buy that (and be pleased)...FF, I'd say WTF you talkin' about Willis???

ndwwrestler2 - 3/18/2014, 10:58 AM
Incredibles 2 FTW. PLEASE PLEASE Bring Back BRAD BIRD!
Doopie - 3/18/2014, 11:01 AM
did anyone find out if that logo the other day was legit?

30 years thing kind of makes sense as it's been that long and the actors have aged that much. be hard to do it 10 days after with Ford et al
Nomis - 3/18/2014, 11:01 AM
@ batz - LOL! good one!
EdgyOutsider - 3/18/2014, 11:02 AM
I LOVE, The Incredibles. But, I've never been excited for a sequel. I've always said that it'd be cool if one happened but, it works also as a stand alone.

Oh cool! Star Wars news! Wait... I hate Star Wars. *facepalm*
CaptainObvious - 3/18/2014, 11:03 AM
Why is Pixar wasting time and money on Finding Dory? Finding Nemo does not need a sequel. What does need a sequel is The Incredibles.
MrCBM56 - 3/18/2014, 11:04 AM
You hate Star Wars? Wow.
ndwwrestler2 - 3/18/2014, 11:06 AM
"I hate Star Wars."


I can't...I can't even..
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/18/2014, 11:06 AM
DID I JUST READ INCREDIBLES SEQUEL?????

Oh my god this is perfect!!!!!!! It made my day :D
ALmazing - 3/18/2014, 11:06 AM
Collider has this on their article

"Disney chief Bob Iger told investors that The Incredibles creator Brad Bird is writing The Incredibles 2."

charlie2094 - 3/18/2014, 11:07 AM
Incredibles 2!! Awesome :D

Finally some news on Star Wars, except that it's something we pretty much already knew...better than nothing!
MrCBM56 - 3/18/2014, 11:07 AM
I hold they move foward from the generic bad vs. Good and the political uprising plot. Explore new territory. Do something fresh and exciting but keep in vein with the original trilogy.
MrCBM56 - 3/18/2014, 11:08 AM
Meh. I don't think The Incredibles need a sequel.
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/18/2014, 11:09 AM
You hate Star Wars?? I respect your opinion, but you are stupid and I hate you.
ndwwrestler2 - 3/18/2014, 11:09 AM
@MrCBM56 I'm hoping we get some Jedi vs Mandalorian action with the Sith as background villains.
charlie2094 - 3/18/2014, 11:11 AM
Guessing the 'trio' is going to be Jaina, Jacen and Ben...even though they're not following the EU, imagine they'll maybe take some details and characters from it, such as them

More interested in who the villain is! Whether it follows a character like Thrawn and the remnants of the Empire or brings back the Sith. Have to imagine we'll see them building the New Republic and such, so probably some political elements to it...kind of need the Sith in some form
ALegendaryPanda - 3/18/2014, 11:11 AM
THE INCREDIBLES 2!!!! YES!!
Brainiac13 - 3/18/2014, 11:12 AM
INCREDIBLES 2???????
PunPun - 3/18/2014, 11:14 AM
i like elastiwoman she's real fine
MrCBM56 - 3/18/2014, 11:14 AM
I actually like Episode 3.
PunPun - 3/18/2014, 11:14 AM
oh and Star Wars sucks. the whole damn series.
batz11 - 3/18/2014, 11:15 AM
With that tat Yoss, you've actually been laid?
;)
Pasto - 3/18/2014, 11:15 AM
You guys are this excited over a pixar film?
MrCBM56 - 3/18/2014, 11:15 AM
PunPun

HAHAHAHAHA! You so funny!
MrCBM56 - 3/18/2014, 11:16 AM
Pasto

Have you seen the Incredibles?
GodzillaKart - 3/18/2014, 11:18 AM
I realize I'm very late to the party...but I just watched the animated clone wars tv show for the first time today. Surprisingly not bad.
JoJo1982 - 3/18/2014, 11:18 AM
Finally incredible 2..... it's been what almost 10 years since the last one


Star wars news... meh could be coo
Pasto - 3/18/2014, 11:19 AM
MrCBM
Yes, I have.
StarYeezus - 3/18/2014, 11:20 AM
"I hate Star Wars."

You are indeed an edgy outsider.
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