There was lots of movie news this week. A quick recap of highlights:“Jupiter Ascending,”
Really? The announcement comes just weeks before the film was to be released, and the Wachowskis are just now saying they need more time? Hmmm.“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Jungle Book,”
What’s next? “The Lion King?”“Ghostbusters”
In other re-release news, “Forrest Gump” will get an I-MAX release on Sept. 5 celebrating its 20th anniversary, further signifying that Hollywood is going to re-release everything in I-MAX. Eventually.“Star Wars: Episode VII.”
Gareth Edwards, hot off “Godzilla,” was previously announced to direct a separate “Star Wars” spin-off film. It looks like Disney is following its Marvel comic book films model in prepping the “Star Wars” franchise. Its box-office receipts are sure to go into hyper drive.“Star Wars”
The catch, though, is that the note was sitting atop what looked like the famous game board seen on Han Solo’s ship in a previous “Star Wars” film.
So Abrams is either, wink-wink, acknowledging that the Millennium Falcon will indeed be in “Episode VII,” or not.