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Disney CEO Bob Iger talks Star Wars Episode VII title: The Force Awakens

November 9th, 2014 by Marc 1 Comment

Well, now that the fandom has started to settle down after the announcement that the next Star Wars movie will be called The Force Awakens (yes, some like it, some loathe it with a passion – such is fandom), it’s time to start thinking about just what it means for the movie and saga in general.

Disney CEO Bob Iger got the ball rolling when he spoke with Bloomberg yesterday, saying: “It was a decision that was made by a few people who are involved in the process; [Kathleen Kennedy], who runs Lucasfilm for us, and J.J. Abrams, who’s directing the Force Awakens… were involved in the decision, as were we. We feel great about the film and can’t wait until it comes out.”

Does this make you feel better about it, knowing JJ and Kathleen Kennedy were involved? Or were you ok in the first place? Let us know…

Star Wars Episode VII is due out on 18 December 2015.

Source: StarWarsUnderworld

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….