‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Script And Budget Not Finalized Yet

Star Wars Episode VII doesn't have script or budget set yet

Star Wars Episode VII doesn’t have a script or budget at this time despite all of the buzz being generated by eager fans.

The revelation was made by Disney chairman Alan Horn at the “Dealmakers Breakfast” event hosted by Variety on Friday morning.

Several tweets posted by Variety reporter Marc Graser (@marcgraser), which was first picked up by Slash Film who also was at the event, led us to believe that the script is still in the works, with rumors suggesting a January completion date.

As far as the budget for Star Wars Episode VII, Horn said it has not been set. However, Graser tweeted that the chairman wouldn’t be surprised if it reaches $200 million.

Horn also confirmed that Disney expects a Star Wars film every year, including spin-offs.

So what do we know so far? Not much. Other than J.J. Abrams is directing the much anticipated sequel, which is set to open on December 18, 2015, a departure from past movies in the franchise that normally have opened in the month of May.

The movie website IMDB has original cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) as being rumored castmembers for Star Wars Episode VII).

Disney held several open casting calls, which is unusual for a major blockbuster production, but some have reminded us that the three main characters of long, long ago, were virtual unknowns at the time of the first film, Star Wars: A New Hope, in 1977.

Some facts surrounding the uncertain production are that Abrams’ Bad Robot production company’s Twitter account shared a photo of one of the franchise’s favorite characters, R2 D2, surrounded by the director with Kathleen Kennedy and others at “the workshop.”

Even though no official announcement has been made regarding any character, we can probably say with certainty that R2 D2 will be part of the sequel.

Also, a Darth Vader “selfie” was shared by the Star Wars Instagram, which sent Twitter into a frenzy. It left some wondering whether the evil character would also return.

However, at this time we have more questions than answers when it comes to the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII. More news to come in the coming months.