J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasden have taken over scripting duties for Star Wars: Episode VII and it wasn't for screenplay quality, it was for time management. Producers, namely Kathleen Kennedy, wanted to delay the movie until 2016, but Disney CEO Robert Iger refused. For the amount of money ($4 Billion if you don't remember) Disney invested into Star Wars and the surrounding spin-offs they have planned, a 2015 launch date is necessary or the whole gameplan could fall apart resulting in a huge loss for Disney and its investors.
THR's sources are saying that Abrams has "become autocratic" in recent months, taking over some of the casting control from Kennedy in addition to diving into scripting duties. However, other insiders dispute the drama, explaining that big Hollywood movies often shift writers.
Either way, it seems that those fans excited to get to see the next Avengers movie and the next Star Wars movie in the same summer don't have to worry about Disney changing plans.
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Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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