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J.J Abrams sort of says the future of Star Wars movies depend on Episode VII

May 10th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Ever since Star Wars: Episode VII was announced every following story seemed to hint there would be many more Star Wars movies among other projects. There were rumors of a Han Solo, Yoda, Boba Fett and even a Jabba solo film. Not to mention the talk of a Seven Samurai ( my fave rumor) style movie by Zack Snyder. Then Disney dropped the epic news, that we can expect a movie every summer starting in 2015. All of these plans and yet Warner Bros. can’t even move forward on a Justice League movie until they are sure that Man of Steel is a massive hit. I Know it’s not an exact comparison, but it fits.

So one must wonder what if Episode VII crashes and burns? Of course this scenario is extremely unlikely, especially with Abrams at the helm. I mean the man made Star Trek relevant again. But if such a disaster were to happen would it spell doom for the rest of the movies?

When MTV News sat down with Abrams in London during the press junket for Star Trek Into Darkness, the director seemed to suggested that plans for follows-up hinged on the success of Episode VII.

“We’re focusing right now on this because this movie feels like this is the one that has to work for anything else to work,” Abrams explained.

“There are discussions about what would happen later and how to make this thing and to tell the story, you can’t look at it in a binary way,” Abrams said. “It’s obviously part of something much greater. To talk about those off-shoot films, that’s something have to talk about with Kathleen Kennedy.”

Before you get to excited, I think he’s just saying we have to set this new age of Star Wars up right.

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