Much talk has been going around about the strict schedule that Disney has set for Episode VII. The internet has been running with many different ideas on when they were to release the new film. The biggest rumor was that they were behind schedule and it was to come out in December 2015, and many thought (including us) that they were sticking to their original release date of Summer 2015.
Today, we have an official confirmation to their schedule change, as last month at the NYCC they said they were still planning on a Summer release. With the change of writers, it has caused much speculation and now we have something official from StarWars.com themselves. So we can check that off our rumor list.
With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin,War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.
Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.
So there you have it. We can expect to see Star Wars Episode VII in theatres December 2015.
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