Quite simply put – no. This is a whole other level in excitement. Episodes 7, 8 and 9 from 2015 every 2 years and after then there could be even more! My little boy will be 6 when episode 7 comes out, virtually the same age I was when my dad took me to see the original episode 4 (“A New Hope”) back in 1977, in Hong Kong with my friend and his dad. We’re now a generation on, 2 more movies plus 3 prequels down, a bucket load of Star Wars Lego to the play with, the original 3 movies re-mastered and more, and everyone knows who Darth Vader is! We had no idea 35 years ago what an amazing story this was going to be…
Even better the great Disney is buying LucasFilm and Star Wars – what better home for it. And with George Lucas as a consultant. Rumours are that Darth Vader is coming back from the dead – somehow. And that they won’t be following the stories in any of the Expanded Universe books or games. Interesting to see how it pans out.
Director apparently lined up – not sure who. Writers ready. Actors soon. 3 years of mega-marketing hype but it’s going to be the Star War fans here already who create the biggest buzz.
For some of this buzz, check out this blog by a fellow excited Star Wars fan…
I can’t wait. Me, my little ones and my dad all to go and see it. Need to figure out where though – dad’s over in Sydney with mum and my sister and her family so no cinemas anywhere close to us all!
And in 2015 we also have the NASA spacecraft New Horizons reaching Pluto – the now demoted planet. But also a Disney dog. Just a coincidence?
What a great time to be alive…!