I realize this news is several hours old and by internet standards almost a life time ago, but being the Star Wars fan that I am, what’s one more website in the overall scheme. On Tuesday, Disney and Lucasfilm announced some official news concerning Episode VII, about time!
Disney and Lucasfilm announced that principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, will begin May 2014, and will be based at London’s historic Pinewood Studios. This will be the first Star Wars film to start shooting in the month of May.
It was also confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be set about 30 years after the events of Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star three new young leads along with some very familiar faces. No further details on casting or plot were available at the time Disney released the information.
J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan took over the writing of the script from original screenwriter Michael Arndt over differences concerning how much the original cast would be seen in the film. Since then very little news concerning casting or even possible plots have been released by Disney or Abrams, until todays press release.
Plenty of rumors of who may or may not be cast or appear from the original trilogy have continued on an almost weekly basis. Frustrating a lot of hard core Star Wars fan who are just wanting a little something to talk about.
Today’s news about Episode VII may not be what a lot of us were wanting to hear, but now that we know that filming will begin in May, hopefully bigger news will soon be around the next kessel run.
Star Wars: Episode VII due to be released in theaters on December 18, 2015.