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Will ‘Star Wars: Ep VII’ hit theatres at Christmas in 2015?

star-wars-la-2-7-13Are you guys excited for the next Star Wars film?I know I am. I think JJ Abrams will nail the flick, unless his being such a huge Star Wars fan has the same effect as Bryan Singer’s love for Superman had on Superman Returns.

Star Wars: Episode VII is set to hit screens in 2015, but we don’t know when in 2015. You think Disney would have given us some info like a release date (or an effing title!) at D23, but they were kind of tight lipped with the Star Wars info.

Every Star Wars film has been released in May, but that may be changing for Episode VII.

Disney already has a huge tent pole flick hitting theatres on May 1, 2015 with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so why would the studio want to compete with itself and release another big flick that basically has the same fan base? Simply put, Disney would not want to do that, so it’s looking like Star Wars: Episode VII will eschew the franchise’s normal May release for a December date.

Badass Digest has a source telling them Ep VII will be hitting theatres in mid December on the 15th. This later date will give Disney some distance from Avengers 2 and also allows Abrams some extra time to get the film finished.

What do you think? Is it a wise move for Disney to abandon Star Wars‘ normal summer release for a holiday release?

Do you think Abrams and his crew can pull of a new, fresh take on Star Wars that doesn’t abandon the films we have come to love?

SOURCE: Badass Digest


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  • Grey_Pilgrim

    The last Star Wars item to come out at Christmas was the ‘Holiday Special’….how could they go wrong?

  • NYCS

    Dec. 15 would put them against Hobbit 3. Also similar fanbase…

  • Taragor

    Avengers doesn’t have 30 years of that type of history. Just hold off until 2016, you already are pushing to December, what’s another 6 months? Hell, they don’t even have a cast yet. Take the Yoda advice and do this thing right. “Try not, do or do not”

  • Chris Groves

    December 15th is a Tuesday. I’ve said for months that December 18th would be a PERFECT release date though.

  • Chris Groves

    Hobbit 1 – December 2012
    Hobbit 2 – December 2013
    Hobbit 3 – December 2014
    Star Wars Episode 7 – December 2015
    Avatar 2 – December 2016
    Avatar 3 – December 2017
    Avatar 4 – December 2018

  • Chris Groves

    For any doubters. Both Titanic and Avatar opened the weekend before Christmas and DOMINATED all the way to the top of the all-time box office charts.

    Star Wars Episode 7 directed by Abrams and marketed by Disney could absolutely do something similar over the course of the year end Holidays and the weak January schedule.

  • EvilHarryKnowles

    Tradition! Lucas was religious about the release date for Star Wars.

  • Darth Kaos

    I said from the get-go this movie wasn’t going to be ready May 2015…no way. i actually think it won’t come out till summer 2016… Just remember who said it first!

  • steadymobb

    haha who said it first? I think a LOT of people doubt it will be coming out in time for a 2015 release. The year is way too crowded. I’ve thought from the beginning May 2016 also.

  • Darth Gaylord

    Disney can’t seem to eat enough fiber to push this turd out

  • jamthemaj

    December seems good to me… it’s a much less crowded schedule and it gives JJ and crew more time to complete the movie without rushing. I also can’t wait for Episode VII…. I think it’s gonna be excellent. It’s been a long, long time since I said that about a Star Wars movie.

  • jamthemaj

    Totally agreed. December would be the ideal time to release this movie.

  • vbuzzsaw

    May the 4th (be with you….) seems the right time to release this movie

  • Chris Groves

    You don’t need a cast well over 2 years before the proposed release date.

    Let’s not forget, back in the olden days, the original Star Wars WAS initially scheduled for a December 1976 release date before getting pushed back. In a lot of ways this would be going even further back to the ‘roots’

    And I think the potential of Star Wars to excel as a year-end property is too big to ignore. Star Wars has cross-generational appeal that very few franchises have. People who saw the originals in theaters, their kids who grew up on the VHS tapes, people who saw the prequels in theaters, the kids that have grown up on the DVDs of all 6 films, watching the shows and playing the games.

    This is literally the kind of movie you could get a grandfather, his son, and grandson in the theater for. Provided that you have the right circumstances.

    There is no release that is more conducive to the ‘let’s take the whole family to the theater’ than a pre-Christmas release. Families come together for the holidays and theatrical attendance goes up on virtually EVERY holiday.

    So Star Wars getting a release the weekend before Christmas is an absolute home-run. Debut the first full-length trailer with ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and then steadily market it over the course of half the year.

    Records would shatter.

  • Chris Groves

    Except May 4th, 2015 is a Monday..and movies almost always come out on Fridays, with the occasional Wednesday, Thursday, or Tuesday depending on Holidays….and never on Monday.

    Plus The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st, 2015. So I think December 18th, 2015 would be best.

    NOW, the idea of releasing Star Wars Episode 8 on Thursday, May 25th, 2017(The 40th anniversary of the release of the original film) is an absolutely perfect idea.

  • venvariants

    Jurassic Park 4 and Star Wars in the same summer!! Come on, guys!! Make that happen!!

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