STAR WARS VII Confirmed To Begin Filming In May; New Story Details Emerge


star-wars-episode-vii-logoThe Disney shareholders meeting had the spectacular announcement that The Incredibles 2 was actually happening, but there was also some Star Wars Episode VII news as well. It was confirmed that the film directed by J.J. Abrams will begin filming in May at London’s Pinewood Studios. We knew that, but it’s now all official and whatnot. Along with that came our first solid news about the film’s story.

Shortly after Bob Iger mentioned that cameras will start rolling in May, the official Star Wars website put out a press release offering up new details on the film. The site points out the start dates of principal photography for all six of the Star Wars films and then confirmed that “Star Wars: Episode VII is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.

We knew the the film would take place after Return of the Jedi, but we had no indication of what the exact timeline would be. Now that we know, we can start sifting through those rumors and seeing which ones still hold up. It’s also worth mentioning that the rumors about a new trio of leads that are surrounded by familiar faces (read that as Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher) is indeed true. Iger declined to comment on anything else Star Wars related, saying it was “too early” for that. The statement is incredibly odd considering filming starts in six weeks time. Regardless, it’s nice to have something official. What do you think?

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Source : Star Wars