Plenty of mystery still surrounds Star Wars: Episode VII. But according to Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn, filming for the movie has already begun, though it isn’t exactly clear what aspect of the film is already being worked on. What Horn probably means is that none of the actors are involved in the project just yet—there haven’t even been any official casting announcements—with actual scenes set to film sometime in May or June, as previously mentioned. Disney has confirmed the timeline of Episode VII, but fans haven’t been given much info beyond that.
Horn does hint that casting for the film is almost complete, so we can probably expect some kind of announcement soon. There have been rumors surrounding potential leading men, and there have even been reports about a possible villain for the upcoming movie, played by Girls actor Adam Driver. Nothing has been made official, however, so we’re still left to speculate. Disney has remained very calculated about releasing information about the film. Perhaps the biggest and most important piece of information? Episode VII’s Dec. 18, 2015 release date.
So filming has begun, but nothing much to see here. The likely scenario is that some special effects stuff is being shot, with those involved hoping to get much of that work started before any actors are involved. Since casting is largely complete, costumes, fittings and all that jazz has probably already been worked out, or is being worked out as we speak. Until any sort of information is revealed, Disney will certainly want to keep everything a secret so as to not spoil anything. But, as always, we’ll keep a close eye out for any breaking news.
Despite some quick backtracking on his part, it appears George Lucas has confirmed the return of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars Episode VII. While speaking with Bloomberg Businessweek, Star Wars creator George Lucas was asked whether he had informed the original trio of actors about the deal before it closed. […]
Variety reports that Girls actor Adam Driver, 30, will play the main villain in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The exact character hasn’t been identified, though sources say he’ll be similar to Darth Vader. No other casting choices have been made, though the film isn’t expected to hit theaters until Dec. 18, 2015, […]
Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that Star Wars Episode VII will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. Ever since the announcement last Oct. that Disney was purchasing Lucasfilm, we’ve been hearing 2015 would be the year that the seventh Star Wars film would finally hit theaters. While many had assumed that May would be […]