Making sand castles in the magic kingdom...
And so the universe expands...
I'm sure many of you saw Ain't It Cool News broke a story yesterday that the first standalone Star Wars film would be about Yoda (the DCA Star Wars Land stuff is bogus, though. Not happening. Trust me, as Han Solo would say). Earlier today, Bob Iger in an interview with CNBC confirmed what has been speculated for months, when he admitted that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were working on stories for standalone films. He didn't say what they were, and said Kathleen Kennedy would have to be the one to announce that.
But this added fuel to the fire that the story about Zack Snyder was true. Well, Snyder wasn't exactly truthful. He wasn't lying when he/his agent mentioned that he wasn't doing a Seven Jedi film in his future. There is no signed deal. Only pitches. You see that is what is happening right now. See I got an e-mail from a Bothan this morning. And she said that Kennedy's office has been rather busy for the past couple of months since she became head of Lucasfilm. Many writers and directors have been getting phone calls. Not just about Episode VII, but about Star Wars in general.
As in, what is their dream project to do with Star Wars. Kathleen Kennedy has had many secret meetings with the talent in Hollywood with some of the towns most gifted people telling her what they'd like to do. Some have received a "thank you, we'll be in touch", while others have been given the chance to develop their pitch into something more substantive. Kasdan and Kingerg, as well as working on their own stories will be advising on these. And now, with Abrams moving forward with the new tentpole film, he will advise as well.
The Bearded One's sandbox was a big one and we always wanted him to allow others to play in it. Now it turns out we will have a lot of people playing in that sand over the next few years. Not all of these projects will make it to filming of course. Some will make it, while others languish and die in development hell. But dream that many young film makers has of making a film in the Star Wars universe is more than a possibility. It's now a pitch waiting to be told. All they have to do is get/make that call from/to Kathleen Kennedy.
And it might happen...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Posted by Honor Hunter at 6:27 AM
Labels: Episode VII, Film, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg, Standalones, Star Wars, Yoda, Zach Snyder
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And...that rumor about a Star Wars theme park at Disney World?
not going to happen
Fingers crossed; let's see what happens!
Why no updates? Hope everyone's ok.
I also watch this trailer. That’s better friend.
And thus one month without news from Blue Sky Disney. I hope all is well, Hunter.
Hey, why nothing new for so long?
IS HH ok?
Is HH ok?
This is highly doubtful, we'll see what happens, hoping to see something great.
Hello?? It sure is quiet around here...
Are the comments no longer being moderated?
Really hope he is alright; best Wishes from Germany ...
Is this dude still alive???
Really missing this blog! :(
Same here...especially when it had been SO active. Hope all is well...
Hello. Is there anybody out there?
Guys, Bluesky isn't coming back. It's only a matter of time before the ISP shuts this page down. Time to move on.
I've really enjoyed your insight for over a year now- hope all is well.
Worried, hope all is well.
there is no more magic here.
Missing your blog, dude!
Also missing the great Disney updates from Hunter. Hope he is alright....
HH....as you can obviously see, you're posts are missed. Hope all is well! That's what's important.
What the hell happened here? Where's Honor?
There was a posts the other day that said he was away for family reasons or such.
It disappeared, so I don't know what happened. Hopefully everything will turn out all right and Honor starts posting again. I miss his take on things.
Getting really, really worried! I Hope everything is okay!
I've loved your blog over the years and I'd hate to see it go...
He must be around somewhere since the occasional current comment gets posted.
I've never commented on a post, but I've read this blog for years. It worries me to see no activity on here. I know HH has indicated some family/personal issues before, so I hope everything is okay ... Mostly, I am concerned if you are still alive, HH. Secondly, I hope your job is not in jeopardy. Please be well and post soon.
Just so you know, Honor will return, but he's has some family obligations to attend to right now, and as he says, the real world comes first.
Thank you Blues Sky Administrator for keeping this blog active, eve if it's just to add the latest comments.
At least we know that we aren't forgotten.
good to hear that :) all the best!
Finger crossed. I hope he would be ok.
I just like your positive approach. wish you all the very best mate!
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