Before we can get to the juicy bits of Star Wars news like confirmed casting and plot points, we first have to figure out when they’re going to start filming the damn thing. A few months back, Star Wars: Episode VII producer Bryan Burk told Steve that they were aiming for a January 2014 start date for filming and were still trying to coordinate schedules and get the script to the necessary level for a production start. It looks like things may be a bit more gelled now as a hard date has emerged for the kick-off of production on one of the most-anticipated films in decades. There’s also a bit more evidence leading to a late-2015 release of the film. Hit the jump for more.
Latino Review, who recently landed a solid Guardians of the Galaxy casting scoop, have it on good authority that Star Wars: Episode VII will kick it into gear on January 21, 2014, the Tuesday just after Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. They’re also hearing that a Christmas 2015 release date is likely for the sequel, which further supports an earlier report.
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- STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Will Be Shot on 35mm Film; J.J. Abrams to Reunite with STAR TREK Cinematographer Dan Mindel
- STAR TREK 3 Looking to Hire THOR Writers; Is J.J. Abrams Dropping Out of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?
- STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Will Film at Pinewood Studios
- STAR TREK Costume Designer Michael Kaplan Signs on for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
- Brad Bird Talks THE INCREDIBLES 2 and STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
- Mark Hamill Talks STAR WARS and the New Trilogy; Hopes for a Balance Between CGI and Practical Effects
- Carrie Fisher Reiterates Her Involvement in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
- J.J. Abrams Talks STAR WARS, STAR TREK, and CLOVERFIELD 2; Says He Could Direct TREK 3
- Disney Will Release a New STAR WARS Film Every Year Starting in 2015
- J.J. Abrams Talks STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and Approaching the Film as a Massive Fan of the Franchise