Any game that Nomura literally takes less than a decade to finish is faster than expected at this point, so I'm not holding my breath.
I still half expect him to turn this into a musical like he wanted with FFXV.
I'm not sure I understand the reference? Musical? What musical?
And Nomura got taken off FFVX like mid production and was replaced by Hajime Tabata, that he scrapped a lot of Nomura's ideas and characters with the result we've seen now. All Nomura got left to his name in FFXV were probably just character designs. If anything, FFXV was nothing like what Nomura had wanted. I wished he stayed on FFXV as we could've gotten a better story or more complete launch version.
OT: I'm fine if FFVII remake doesn't get released as soon as many would want as long as the game is well executed. If anything, I expect this game to take the most of Square's time and resources because this game is the definitive of Square and it's baby.