‘STAR Wars: The Force Awakens’ will be “worth the wait”, according to Disney’s CEO Bob Iger.
The movie – which is directed by JJ Abrams – will be released on December 18 this year, much to the delight of the franchise’s fans, who have been waiting for a new film for 10 years.
He said, “As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage… I can assure the millions of ‘Star Wars’ fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait.”
The company’s chairman also confirmed that the first instalment of a trilogy of films based on the characters would be released next year.
In the Disney’s annual shareholder’s report as obtained by GetYourGeekOn, he added, “And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional ‘Star Wars’ storytelling.
“Next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with ‘Episode IX’ in 2019.”
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ promises a stellar cast including Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Lupita Nyong’o whilst ‘Star Wars’ veterans, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will also make their return. – BANG!