“Now when the sequel was first announced,” Luke Karmali says in a video post, “Lucasfilm set 2015 as the targeted year of release, but it seems since J.J. Abrams was confirmed as the director of the film last week, this may have changed. The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Abrams has not committed to that release date, meaning the date could be changed if the development process requires it.”
Since Abrams has only recently begun post-production on his new film “Star Trek Into Darkness” which is due on May 17, 2013, he hasn’t even had the chance to consider what his plans are for the “Star Wars” film.
“Making a good ‘Star Wars’ film in two years from scratch seems like a pretty big task,” Karmali comments. “So we wouldn’t be surprised to hear of the movie slipping back a little.”
The Hollywood Reporter further explains how Abrams got involved with the film. Back in Nov. 2012, when he was first approached, he didn’t feel like directing the film, not because of dislike but because of veneration for the series; but over time, and eventually with a pitch from producer Kathleen Kennedy (a frequent Spielberg and George Lucas collaborator), he was won over.