This many not be ground breaking news here, but we have a confirmed time line set for when Star Wars: Episode VII takes place. We wish that there was better news than this to report, but the concealment of the project’s details continues on.
Walt Disney Studios head Bob Iger confirmed the fact that Star Wars: Episode VII will be taking place around 30 years after the events of the original trilogy. While many fans expected that it would be taking place at least a few years down the road after Return of the Jedi, this news isn’t much of a surprise:
“Star Wars Episode VII will take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, Iger says. “Very familiar faces” along with trio of young leads.”
Perhaps the casting net is a little wider, considering that we’re dealing with a trio of leads. The only frustrating thing about this project is the over abundance of secrecy, something that many fans were expecting to see the minute J.J. Abrams was announced as the director. His films have always contained a certain amount of mystery, but all of the rumors surrounding this project have been nothing short of ridiculous. Why can’t we get any sort of confirmation? We know that they’re going to begin filming soon, so we should at least have a one sentence plot synopsis in our hands at this point.
Do you think they should release a plot synopsis for Star Wars: Episode VII at this point?