Back to the Galaxy: The Next Star Wars

Graphic by Nicole Leith
Graphic by Nicole Leith
by Eric Welch
Staff Writer

Star Wars may still be in a galaxy far, far away but recent announcements by Disney and Lucasfilm have attracted attention by the media yet again.

It has been officially announced that the release date of a seventh film is set for Dec. 18, 2015. This may seem like a long time to wait, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

A film must go through three stages to reach its completion and each stage can take several months to reach conclusion. Pre-production is when everything is built for use in the movie and in production is the time the movie is actually filmed. Post-production is mainly editing and is also when special effects are added in.

Official production will begin in May in London. The last nugget of information that Disney announced is that the seventh installment will take place 30 years after the events of “Return of The Jedi”. This is ironic because “Return of the Jedi” was released just over 30 years ago in 1983.

”I hope it will be good, but it’s hard to tell. I have no idea what to expect. I am worried that it will be a fiasco but I hope it will be awesome,” Lewis and Clark student, TJ Cowan said.

Terry Frank, a chef in the Commons Cafe, recalls watching the original Star Wars movies of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s and holds onto the belief that no new Star Wars movie could top the original three. He does believe that it will be worth watching and is interested to see what Disney develops.

As for the cast of the film, no official actors have been announced except R2-D2, who will be playing himself.

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