As we’ve discussed, information about the forthcoming seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise has been beyond scarce. Since the revelation that J.J. Abrams would be helming the film, Disney has been frustratingly tight-lipped concerning probably the most anticipated movie in cinematic history.
But we’ve at least been pretty secure in what little we DID know….like the release date of sometime in May of 2015. That’s been practically scripture for the last few months. Okay, Abrams has never said that May was set in stone–but who trusts him? He’s the king of misdirection.
NOW we’re hearing a theory courtesy of Badass Digest that Episode VII might not be released until December 15, 2015.
Here’s the logic: 2015 is going to be jam-packed with potential blockbusters…Fantastic Four, Pirates 5, Bond 24, Ant-Man, PIXAR’s Inside Out, and–of course: Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
It might be best for both Episode VII, AND Disney’s other planned 2015 releases if the studio gives the film some breathing room. Especially considering that Age Of Ultron is scheduled for May 1st. Releasing two such anticipated films only a few weeks apart might be unwise. Plus mid-December proved a good time of year for other marquee sci-fi titles like Avatar and Tron: Legacy.
It might also be a good idea to give Abrams as much time as possible, since Episode VII‘s schedule is a bit more rushed than the other SW flicks have been.
As usual, we’ll let you know when or if there’s any official confirmation.
Source: Cinema Blend