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Star Wars Prequels Movies

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Delayed By Seven Months (hollywoodreporter.com) 203

Mr.Intel writes with bad news for those of you champing at the bit to see the next Star Wars movie. Engadget reports: "You'll have to wait a bit longer to see what the heck is up with Luke Skywalker. Disney announced this afternoon that it's delaying Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 by seven months to December 15, 2017. Disney didn't give any reason for the delay, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that it'll allow the studio to give the film a Christmas release treatment, which worked pretty well for The Force Awakens. Additionally, it'll give director/writer Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) more time to work on the film. THR's Borys Kit notes that may include rewrites to focus more on the new class of Star Wars characters."
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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Delayed By Seven Months

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 20, 2016 @08:09PM (#51340661)

    Because you sell more toys and other merchandise at Christmas time

  • by Bruha ( 412869 ) on Wednesday January 20, 2016 @08:10PM (#51340667) Homepage Journal

    That's about when those new parks open.

  • The Deal (Score:5, Funny)

    by Fire_Wraith ( 1460385 ) on Wednesday January 20, 2016 @08:19PM (#51340713)
    I am altering the release date.

    Pray I do not alter it any further.
  • Oh wait, no, Disney owns both titles.

    • by SeaFox ( 739806 )

      Yes, so they don't release them both at once or they will competing against each other. So let's release them far enough apart people will see both.

  • Bring George Lucas in, let him come up with another funny "Jar Jar" character to make the movie even better!

    • How about "Luc Luc" the half man, half Ewok, half Wookie who is always bringing up stuff that never really happened but earnestly insists that it's true.

  • They figured (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    with all the money they made from the first movie, they can afford an original script.

  • It's obvious where that dark side feeling comes from; Di$ney (c)orporation. I should have expected to find them holding the fans' leash. I recognized their foul stench as soon as I read the headline.
  • by bloodhawk ( 813939 ) on Thursday January 21, 2016 @12:13AM (#51341799)
    maybe it will give them time to actually come up with a story this time rather than just rehashing the original movies.
  • I was a fan of the original Star Wars, they are tremendously well done space opera movies, but their time has passed. Lightsabers, the Millenium Falcon, the stupid Storm Troopers, the death star/planet, the masked bad guy, etc all seen before. The latest movie, although suberbly executed, was not fresh at all. It was a rehash of all the things we have seen in the past.

    I hope they take those 7 months and update the Star Wars Universe, at last.

  • by DirkDaring ( 91233 ) on Thursday January 21, 2016 @09:03AM (#51342997)

    Going totally against his entire character of the prior films? The Luke I know wouldn't turn tail and run and hide, so there better be a damn good explanation.

    • There's lots of things in that movie that demanded good explanations, and we didn't get them in that movie. They made it very clear that Rey has a very interesting back story, which we know almost nothing of. If the next couple of movies don't explain a lot of things I'm going to be annoyed.

  • Episode 7 sucked (Score:2, Informative)

    Hopefully it will give them time to make a good movie unlike that poorly directed poorly paced clusterfuck of a movie that spent all of the character development time ignoring the two new and interesting actors in favor of more overly long actions scenes and cameos with characters whose actors stopped giving a shit in 1980.

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