Rumours swirl of Star Wars Episode VII delay into 2016

A traditional May release could be back on the cards.

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Published Mon, Jun 23 2014 9:54 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Back last year before production on the next Star Wars film began in full swing, it's understood that Director J.J. Abrams preferred release date of May 2016 was shot-down by Disney brass, concerned that any delay to the promised release date of 2015 would upset Disney shareholders regarding the $4 billion transaction that saw them purchase the brand and all LucasFilm companies.

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However, following last fortnights an on-set injury sustained to Harrison Ford which is now understood to be worse-than-expected (in the form of a broken leg), speculation has begun swirling that a May 2016 release date could be back on the cards.

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According to a report by JediNet (bastions of solid reporting during production on the prequels), a meeting has been convened on the Pinewood set regarding the delay in shooting, with one of the options being a complete release delay. There has been confirmed word from Disney or LucasFilm on this report.

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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