Friday, January 25, 2013

Star Wars: J.J Abrams to helm Episode VII; Won't feature Drew Struzan artwork

Looks like the new generation of Star Wars films under Walt Disney Pictures is going to take off in a big way, as Lost and current Star Trek films helmer J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he is directing Episode VII! Via a report in TheWrap and posted in newssites like Superherohype, Abrams has been continually asked to direct the new SW film, and being a big fan of the universe itself, has finally agreed to do so. Check out the source post at Superherohype for more on the scoop!

Unfortunately, the new films under Walt Disney Pictures and LucasFilms Ltd. won't be seeing one thing returning, and that's legendary artist Drew Struzan. Known for his amazing posters in the classic Star Wars and Indiana Jones films, the artist took to his official Facebook Page and wrote a post called "Misunderstood...", confirming that he isn't returning and that Disney hasn't contacted him for work. For more on this as well as Struzan's belief to leave things to a new generation, visit the source post at Cinema Blend.

The new Star Wars film is expected to hit theaters on 2015!

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