J.J. Abrams Not Committed To 2015 Release For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

J.J. Abrams Not Committed To 2015 Release For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

There's a kernel of insider info in The Hollywood Reporter's article on J.J. Abrams signing on to direct the next installment of the Star Wars franchise. Reportedly, Abrams could change the 2015 release date.

Ever since Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm, Star Wars has transformed from a dormant volcano into a raging lava inferno. As such, rumors and sequel theories have been red hot and free flowing but the most recent bit of concrete news is that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next major motion picture. But what about that 2015 release date? Buried in THR's report on the proceedings is a little kernel of intel which states, "Episode VII is set for release in 2015, but sources say Abrams has not committed to that release date, meaning the date could be changed if the development process requires it." Obviously, don't take this as confirmation but a change in release date is definitely in play and apparently at Abrams discretion. This could grow into something major or it could mean nothing, for right now it merits watching. The film slate for 2015 is already packed with blockbusters like The Avengers 2, Justice League, Ant-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 and will probably include more as yet unannounced projects. With a script from Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) the only other concrete fact, there's a real possibility that the release date could be pushed.

Abrams also has a third Star Trek film to produce as well as another Mission Impossible installment on his agenda (not to mention numerous television projects). More details as we have them.

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IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/26/2013, 10:04 AM
Change the director this guy sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thorhulk77 - 1/26/2013, 10:05 AM
Good, less competition.
UltimaRex - 1/26/2013, 10:06 AM
Don't change the director I want to be sure he's not doing Justice League!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KelvTwelve - 1/26/2013, 10:08 AM
BruceLeroy - 1/26/2013, 10:08 AM
The folks at WB would collectively leap for joy if the movie gets pushed.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/26/2013, 10:11 AM
lost was shit , startrek was shit , cloverfield was shit , alias was shit, mi3 was shit, super 8 was shit, fringe is shit, undercovers is shit. The dude is a joke
CoolantTech - 1/26/2013, 10:11 AM
Not too happy to hear this but whatever
GuardianAngel - 1/26/2013, 10:11 AM
I'd rather they take their time and make something great than to get another Phantom Menace.
NoAssemblyReqd - 1/26/2013, 10:13 AM
The tight schedule had me scratching my head when the movie was first announced. By all means, push it back! To make 2015, he would have to have been involved in pre-prod since last year.
DaenerysTargaryen - 1/26/2013, 10:15 AM
Oh JJ....your soul belongs to Disney now...you have no choice. 2015 it is ;)

ElShumway - 1/26/2013, 10:16 AM
˙˙ The film slate for 2015 is already packed with blockbusters like The Avengers 2, Justice League, Ant-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 and will probably include more as yet unannounced projects.˙˙

NEWSFLASH! Justice League has NOT been OFFICIALLY announced by WB. The 2015 date is but a rumor, no matter how strong. At this point there is (pending on how MOS does) greater chance that JL comes out at a later year than SW.

Oh, while Im at it, might I just add what a lame, predictable and unoriginal choice J.J.Abrams is? Not to mention that he's overrated...meh.
ScRipt69 - 1/26/2013, 10:23 AM
BossWalsh, you're one angry prick aren't you... who would you have?
TayDee - 1/26/2013, 10:24 AM
[frick], I hope Ant Man is released in the summer. I don't want that film to underperform.
Jolt17 - 1/26/2013, 10:25 AM
I've never expected it, anyway. He pushed Star Trek Into Darkness a year back - for a good reason, though - and with him officially on board, I've been expecting that. Well, to be honest, I've never seen the movie making it in 2015 from the very first place, anyway. They shouldn't rush it.
ManofSteel23 - 1/26/2013, 10:25 AM
He better not change the year just so he can fit it around star trek 3
Jolt17 - 1/26/2013, 10:26 AM
"I've never expected it, anyway."

As in, it being released in 2015.
CavEl - 1/26/2013, 10:26 AM
Star Wars, Avengers 2, Justice League(Possibly), Avatar 2...

soberchimera - 1/26/2013, 10:26 AM
Yay! Grif's back!!!
JordanKing - 1/26/2013, 10:26 AM
how many times? Justice League won't be coming out 2015. Everything we heard from it just mounts to BS.
CavEl - 1/26/2013, 10:27 AM
2015...we're not worthy.

Especially since 2014 is going to have TASM2 and Cap 2...

I'll pass on both.
JULEZ13 - 1/26/2013, 10:30 AM
Not surprised.

I'm sure he's gonna want a say in the script.

After they change the date WB will definitely change there's too. Especially since they're waiting for MOS to come out to decide on who the JL director will be.
devil - 1/26/2013, 10:30 AM
way this is going it will never be made
hayyam - 1/26/2013, 10:33 AM
Change the director please.
CavEl - 1/26/2013, 10:37 AM
@ venom007 - Oh, yeah, sure, it's cause I'm a "DC", but I'm excited for all the movies in 2013...sans The Wolverine, of course.
CavEl - 1/26/2013, 10:39 AM
Guys, it's 2013, not even mid-2013. A movie takes a year to make...at most. WB is still on pace for a 2015 JL release if they so choose to. I just wish they would cast a new Superman.

I don't want Man of Steel attached to Justice League.

WB isn't rushing anything.
ElShumway - 1/26/2013, 10:42 AM
@PatriotsSuperguy - If you want Superman recast for JL (anyone who does is clearly not a true Superman fan) Im afraid you'll be disappointed...
Maia87 - 1/26/2013, 10:42 AM
Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J.Abrams, coming to your galaxy May 25, 2019.

CavEl - 1/26/2013, 10:42 AM
@ Venom007 - Last time I check, Iron Man and Thor aren't DC characters. Marc Webb is just going to make the same movie which I will hate.

And I stand by my statement that Captain America was a cheesy POS and it was, arguably, Marvel's worst phase 1 movie(Along with Iron Man 2). The prospect of a man dressed a a bird doesn't make me think the second will be any less cheesy.
DukeAcureds - 1/26/2013, 10:43 AM
He's causing trouble already? What two fvcking years not long enough for you to make a film? Want your family holiday, do ya? Hooohoohooo... Jayyyy Jayyyyy.... THIS IS STAR WARS YOU FVCKING PRICK! RISE TO THE CHALLENGE!
CavEl - 1/26/2013, 10:47 AM
@ GordonShumway - That's just it, I'm a Superman fan, not a DC fan. I don't want Man of Steel tainted by what will be a shitty Justice League movie written by a shitty writer like Will Beall.

You want a Superman for Justice League...

CavEl - 1/26/2013, 10:49 AM
@ Venom007 - What am I supposed to talk shit about? Man of Steel? Cause I've openly stated that Green Lantern gave me herpes and syphilis at once.
ZOD - 1/26/2013, 10:52 AM
This is great, Fan-boys with no talent that haven't done anything saying how much somebody else sucks, That's Awesome
DukeAcureds - 1/26/2013, 10:56 AM
ZOD@ You suck.
DukeAcureds - 1/26/2013, 10:57 AM
BossWalsh@ Star Trek was awesome!
datNAMEtho - 1/26/2013, 10:58 AM
Wouldn't be surprised if the release date will be moved.
CavEl - 1/26/2013, 11:00 AM
@ Zod - You know a lot about sucking, you sucked the entire football team last night.

prettynuclear2 - 1/26/2013, 11:08 AM
This guy is one disappointment after another. None of his movies suck but they are all disappointing.
Timerider84 - 1/26/2013, 11:09 AM
May 2017, 40th anniversary of Star Wars and plenty of time to make it, but the original 3 actors are not getting younger, just sayin.
bazinga85 - 1/26/2013, 11:19 AM
I'm glad Abrams is doing episode VII, but he has too many other projects going on, which worries me. I want him to be fully committed to VII and Star Trek 3(to some extent).
Funsize - 1/26/2013, 11:19 AM
Idk how I feel about this now.
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