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Disney vs. J.J. Abrams? A STAR WARS Showdown!

How’s it hangin’, patriotic pals? Now that we’re back from the holiday weekend, it’s time for a heaping dose of Nerdist News!

On today’s show, we’re examining the latest on Star Wars: Episode VII, from two late-in-the-game cast additions to a two-week hiatus for Harrison Ford’s recovery to JJ Abrams’ behind-the-scenes troubles with the Mouse House! Can Jar Jar Abrams make an awesome Star Wars? Will Disney let him?! Watch this episode to find out our thoughts!

Enjoy today’s show, come on back tomorrow for another, and let us know in the comments below whether you think Disney should delay Star Wars or just keep truckin’.

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  1. Bossk says:

    Disney is stupid to not listen to Abrams. Anytime you sacrifice art for profits, you get a steaming pile of poo.  

  2. Why the overdramatic eye-roll at Kevin Smith? Yeah the guy get really emotional over just about everything, but in that situation, wouldn’t you be?

  3. p says:

    also, who has said anything about rewrites? Seems there is a short 2 week delay to reform and then get back on with what was planned. It’s not like they have been doing nothing since Ford was hurt. Shooting has continued on other scenes.

  4. p says:

    ok this “conflict” is all pure speculation. There has been nothing to suggest J.J. is at odds with Disney or that the producers want to delay the movie another year.

  5. RedwoodCoast says:

    Ooh! Sounds like Disney going to make a HUGE franchise acquisition debacle.  Supplemental distraction characters to fill the void….. hmmm.. maybees it soundzzz  tooozzz much like some other distraction FAIL FAIL FAIL character.

  6. Jake says:

    I agree, Take all the time you need. A SW film deserves it. By the way, you are a beautiful sweet little thing.

  7. Matt says:

    Delay episode 7 and jump start the Jar Jar Binks in Neverland movie that Pixar is working on. 

  8. Adam says:

    If Disney won’t listen to J.J. Abrams or Kathleen Kennedy, they probably don’t care what other fans think. I only hope that wiser minds prevail and they allow J.J. to execute his vision.

  9. Teri says:

    Rushed re-writes amd angry spiteful directors always result in worse movies. Give em more time.

  10. thetitan0 says:

    you can’t rush perfection now that it has more women, right? because before they revealed more of the female roles, the majority of people was saying it was going to suck.

  11. Jason says:

    Its still more than a year away how is that ‘rushing’ it? They can totally use his proper body double for scenes and film close ups later. In other words I cannot wait 2 years for this movie!!!

    • Alex says:

      Because there are only two windows a year to release a major blockbuster, summer and holiday. To delay from holiday 2015 would be to push all the way to May 2016 at the earliest.

  12. Patrick Moore says:

    Delay it and release on May 4, 2016…ultimate May the Fourth be with you event!

  13. Philip Rock says:

    I think they should keep han as the main character. helps easing us into the new characters.