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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Has Already Started Filming


It turns out Star Wars: Episode VII doesn’t begin production next month, as was previously reported — because director J.J. Abrams’ film is already shooting.

The revelation came from Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn in a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter. What’s more, most of the cast has been selected, even if the actors haven’t been publicly revealed.

“We have a lot of them [in place],” Horn said. “We’re just not completely done yet.”

It sounds as if Disney is waiting for the full cast to be finalized before making any official announcements. In other words, expect all of the Star Wars players to be revealed in one fell swoop.

According to Horn, the new Star Wars movie will pick up where Return of the Jedi left off, albeit 35 years later. The Disney chief said that following revisions by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, the Episode VII script is now in the right place.

“It’s all about the screenplay,” he said. “It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on Dec. 18, 2015.


  • FarsidePodcast

    The first Star Wars movie that I’ve looked forward to since Return of the Jedi!

  • Chuck777

    35 years later… So 39 ABY? Not much happened in 39… But Jacen…


    does fall to the dark side in 40 ABY…