Disney’s Alan Horn: Second unit shooting for Episode VII is happening in Abu Dhabi, future films may return to May
At a press event this morning (at least Variety and Bloomberg TV were there) Disney’s Alan Horn dropped us a few bits of Episode VII news. He clarified his earlier remarks, confirming that second unit work has happened in Abu Dhabi, though principal photography has not yet started. (Note that we still don’t know if The National pics are actually a Star Wars set.)
Horn reiterated that the film’s budget could be as much as $200M, and that George Lucas is acting as a consultant. He also said that the franchise may revert back to May release dates for future films, depending on the scripts, and that he’s flying to London this week to go over the Episode VII script with J.J. Abrams.
An announcement on casting will be coming “very shortly,” though per usual, we’ll believe that when we see it.
Granted a choice, I would not die beside a Jedi.
'I'm sorry,' Luke said. And meant it.
I have known Jedi. Many, many years ago. That knowing was not a gladness for me. I believed I would never know another, and I rejoiced in that belief.
But it is a gladness for me to be proven wrong.
I am happy to have known you, Jedi Luke Skywalker. You are more than they were.
'That's—' Luke shook his head blankly, blinking against the darkness. 'I mean, thanks, but I barely know anything.’
So you believe. But I say to you: you are greater than the Jedi of former days.
Luke could only frown, and shake his head. ‘What makes you say that?’
Because unlike the Knights of old, Jedi Luke Skywalker …
You are not afraid of the dark.