Disney CEO Bob Iger has not yet confirmed the original cast from "Star Wars" to be starring in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars VII" film according to CNBC's "Closing Bell"on March 12. Iger is aware of George Lucas discussing the possibility, but the decision is yet to be made.
It might be somewhat considered "alien" to explore a portion of what is the driving "force" behind the most epic and nerdy science fiction movies of all time. Apparently, simple, fictional movies and their influence is insignificant to the power of the stock market.
Buzzwords like "franchise" and "CEO" might not mix well with some fans who simply enjoy immersing themselves into the enjoyment of a wonderful story. Fans could also see the decision making process to include Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher in the J.J. Abrams' sequel would probably be a wise marketing decision, causing an influx of money to skyrocket at the box offices.
Iger mentioned that people simply have to "like it." And what's not to like about the old crew? It could be indeed nostalgia forming.
When CNBC's "Closing Bell" had asked Iger about the original cast appearing in the new "Star Wars VII" movie, he had stated, “Well, George Lucas was quoted as saying that they would, but we haven’t made any official announcement yet".
Some cynical "Star Wars" fans claim that since the cancellation of certain forms of franchise entertainment like the animated "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," people think that Disney is trying to out all the old franchise and replacing it all with Disney's vision of a new franchise. Also, there's talks of considerable liberal news bias on Iger's part as well, but that's an entirely different conversation altogether.