When it was revealed that Disney had bought the rights to the Star Wars franchise and were planning on bringing us a new Star Wars trilogy, there were a lot of very excited people all over the world while there were also plenty of sceptics who felt that the franchise should be left alone. A lot of people were worried that the new trilogy would be as poor as the prequels and that they would take away from the original trilogy.
However, director J.J. Abrams was brought on board to helm the project and he has already made it perfectly clear that he is a huge fan of the original trilogy and wants to do them justice. J.J. wants to link quite heavily into the original trilogy and has been doing all that he can to get the right people on board to get that same feeling back.
As well as bringing back some of the original trilogies favourite characters, such as Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), as well as suggestion that we could see Anthony Daniels back as C-3PO and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, J.J. Abrams has also brought in a lot of the crew from the original trilogy.
J.J. has been working on the screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan, who was on board for Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, while John Williams signed up to score the movie and Ben Burtt overseeing the sound design. With so much focus on linking Star Wars: Episode VII into the original trilogy, could the project be in danger of falling short of expectations? We will just have to wait and see.
Star Wars: Episode VII will open on December 18, 2015 in both the US and the UK.