Re: Star Wars Episode VII Discussion, News, Interviews (12/18/2015)
. . .Disney seems DETERMINED to release the movie in 2015 for some reason.
Studios often rush to premiere before the year's out, hoping to catch some Academy Award nominations while the picture is still fresh in the minds of the voters, rather than waiting for another year. Perhaps more importantly, the Golden Globe Awards are held in January awarding films released in the previous year. This helps build the foreign press buzz.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)