Alan Smithee

D23 Expo No News For Star Wars VII

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Image by: Ivan Guerrero

Image by: Ivan Guerrero

If you were hoping that the purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney would signify a sea-change in how mum news would be about the next set of films, keep on hoping. (Gesturing with my fingers) This is not the news item you’re looking for, move along.

Bob Iger started the celebration this past Saturday, and coincidentally most of the news items I have for you today, by addressing the 800lb gorilla in the room.

…I know both from my own instinct, and from the applause that I heard earlier, that there are a lot of Star Wars fans out there…we’re just as excited as you are about Star Wars: Episode VII. In fact, we’re speechless. At least we’re going to be somewhat speechless at this Expo because we aren’t ready to share some of the details with you just yet. But trust me, it’s going to be fantastic. Come on, Star Wars and Disney together. How could it not be fantastic?

That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you troll Star Wars fans. It would be one thing if they hadn’t said anything about it all, but to bring it up and then NOT say anything. Wow, that’s just messed up on a whole different level. At least, in my opinion.

You see, dealing with the rabid fandom is like dealing with children. You don’t bring up the trip to Disneyland until you’re a few blocks away otherwise you hear nothing but whines and moans about how it’s taking forever to get there. Bad move Mr. Iger…or genius…I haven’t really decided yet.

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