Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Celebrity Business Analyst announced its opinion on a June 11 report in MSN Money concerning the financial challenge of the upcoming seventh episode of the ever-popular Star Wars franchise. The new Star Wars movie was announced several months ago after the production company Disney took over the franchise and appointed J.J. Abrams as director. Some fans and analysts doubt whether the movie will be successful under the new direction, but Celebrity Business Analyst thinks that the film has enough history behind it to do as well as its predecessors.
Not many firm details are known about Star Wars’ seventh episode. It doesn’t have a released title or plot yet, but it was announced this weekend that it will begin shooting in 2014, and is slated to release in 2015.
Episode VII has some big shoes to fill. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) each cost over $100 million to make. At the box office, Episode I made more than $431 million just in the U.S., and Episode II grossed $380 million. Worldwide grosses plus merchandising, tie-ins, and other income made these movies worth over $1 billion. The question is whether the new episode, which will cost at least the same – if not more – to produce, can gross as much as the previous films.
According to CelebrityBusinessAnalyst.com, the film should have enough of a fan base to make it successful, especially since there are rumors that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles as Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker. The appearances have not been confirmed, but the prospect has moviegoers abuzz already. Some are concerned that modern moviegoers might be too young to remember the original actors in their roles, but Celebrity Business Analyst is certain that young viewers will have had the chance to see the frequently aired original Star Wars episodes on dish tv. If Abrams and Disney can keep up the hype and speculation, then the anticipation building up to the film’s release will surely guarantee a prosperous opening weekend. Celebrity Business Analyst has confidence in Abrams and Disney as well as the franchise overall.
Celebrity Business Analyst announced today that it has complete faith that Disney and director J.J. Abrams will meet the financial challenges they face in the making and release of Star Wars: Episode VII due out in 2015.
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CelebrityBusinessAnalyst.com has an interest in the financial side of the film industry. Topics discussed include celebrity income and what it takes financially to make and release movies.