In A Galaxy We Thought Was Far, Far Away: When Disney first acquired Lucasfilm and all rights attached to the company, many a Star Wars fan were fearful of what could become of their beloved franchise. Fears ranged from the series being shelved to being fully animated to heralding the comeback of Mickey Mouse.
When it was learned that J.J. Abrams would be directing Episode VII to launch a new trilogy in the epic series, many fears were put to rest, but nothing could have excited Star Wars fans more than a recent press release by Lucasfilm.
“Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new ’Star Wars’ trilogy we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on ’Star Wars: Episode VII’ in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans.”
“HOLY SH*T”s and “F*CKING A”s resonated throughout the planet at the news, as the term “Star Wars” was slowly becoming synonymous with “lazy re-releases where they change the credits font and repackage it as re-mastered”. Instead, the dizzying, post-produced 3D adaptations of the previous Star Wars films would be shelved in order for all focus to be maintained on a new, exciting chapter in the Star Wars saga.
“I am abso-f*cking-lutely amazed at the news,” stated a man walking in Times Square wearing Stormtrooper body armor. “I figured Disney was much more commercially focused on selling out than George Lucas. Glad they proved me wrong.”