I am hopeful yet understandably wary about the prospect of another Star Wars feature film trilogy. The original 1977 Star Wars was just great, a wonderful memory from my young adulthood. I enjoyed the sequels, but was deeply disappointed by the "prequels". Frankly, I felt the shark-jumping was underway when the Ewoks showed up in the Return of The Jedi, and my fears were confirmed when Jar-Jar Binks shuffled on screen in the first prequel. I can only hope that something of the flavor of the original movie is recaptured in this new trilogy, the first episode of which should show up in the Summer of 2015. One good piece of news is that apparently a full-size Millenium Falcon (with interiors) has been built, hopefully signalling an acknowledgement that while CGI is wonderful, it does not need to be used for everything.
According to Yahoo‘s inside sources, Han Solo’s always unreliable “fastest ship in the galaxy” is already built and sitting ready for when production moves to London’s Pinewood Studios early next year.
“A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming. The Falcon is done – inside and out. The sets were built off-site, ready to move when Lucasfilm/Bad Robot were ready to move into Pinewood.”