Branson: No sign of ‘death’ of Star Trek reboot
BRANSON, VIRGINIA — The final chapter of Star Wars is coming.
For Branson, a Virgin Group executive who lives in the Virginia coastal town of Newport News, the Star Wars saga is a chance to take the franchise back to its roots and bring it to the masses.
“Star Wars is the story of a galaxy far, far away,” Branson said.
The saga has had an enormous impact on Branson’s life.
When he was 14, he had to fly to Japan to film the Star Trek sequel Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
He has seen the franchise’s first two movies, the last of which is scheduled for a Dec. 18 release.
And when he’s not working on his own movie, Branson likes to travel.
During a recent visit to Japan, he was joined by his wife, Lola, and son, Cameron.
Branson is excited to return to the franchise and he said he is not worried about how it will end.
With no new Star Wars movies planned, he hopes that the legacy of Star Tours will live on.
Instead of a series of sequels, he said the original Star Wars trilogy would have a trilogy of films.
That would mean he wouldn’t have to focus on making Star Wars: Episode VII, which is expected to hit theaters in 2019.
This is not a done deal.
Branson has been working on the idea for a while, he has no plans to go back to the original trilogy.
But if the reboot is successful, Bransons wife would be happy.
Her husband has said that he is open to the idea of having a third Star Wars movie.
Still, Brangelinas fans will have to wait a little longer.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled to hit cinemas Dec. 15, 2019.