It seems that Star Trek helmer J.J. Abrams taking over of Star Wars: Episode VII, is already planning some changes starting from the release date.
After those who were skeptical read the press release confirming J.J. Abrams will indeed be directing the next chapter of the Star Wars adventure with Disney and his passion for the series gave us great expectations:
“To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor,” J.J. Abrams said. “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.”
But there might be some problems with the release date. Apparently the 2015 release date will not work with Abrams. The Hollywood Reporter quoted sources saying that the director “has not committed to that release date” and is reserving the right to push that date back if his production schedule demands it.
Abrams can have all the time he wants to deliver a high quality movie. And considering Star Wars is not something to mess up with (there can only be two results here) Abrams wants to be cautious and give us something worth it.