The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm have announced a few major, although still fairly vague, pieces of news for Star Wars Episode VII. The report can be found on and includes:

  • Setting: Episode VII will take place about 30 years after Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
  • Characters: The film will "star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces." However, there are "no further details on casting or plot" at this time.
  • Filming: Episode VII will begin filming in May, and it will be based at Pinewood Studios in London. This is the first Star Wars film to begin shooting in May.

Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2015.

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