There have been a lot of news about Star Wars: Episode VII in recent days, specifically about when the production would start and what the release date is. Reports suggest that filming will begin January 21, 2014, with a December 2015 release date.
According to Latino Review via Collider the rumor all along was that “early 2014” would be when principal photography would begin and they have received confirmation that indeed the start of production will be January 21 of next year.
The website also reports that pre-production is officially under way at Pinewood Studios located in London’s outskirts. Things seem to be finally moving along.
We haven’t heard what the plot is yet or who would make up the cast aside from the rumors that originals Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Clarissian), and Anthony Daniels (C3PO) will be returning to reprise their roles.
Star Wars: Episode VII is one of the most anticipated films in decades and J.J. Abrams has been charged with bringing the newest installment in the saga to life.
Latino Review also states that Disney is so far behind schedule that a December 2015 release is highly likely as reported by BadAssDigest. This is a historic move, since the previous six installments in the saga have all been released in May.
The latest production news came in the form of an announcement that the new film would be filmed in 35 mm, going back to the format in which the originals were shot.
George Lucas switched to digital for Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith which backfired.
It has also been announced that J. J. Abrams has brought on board Star Trek costume designer Michael Kaplan, composer John Williams who will provide the score, and Star Trek cinematographer Dan Mindel who revealed the news that Star Wars was being shot on film
There are still many announcements to come such as the plot line and confirmation of cast members. It will be an exciting time for fans of the Star Wars saga, but at least things seem to be moving along finally. More news to come.