Well finally we have it confirmed that a summer 2015 date is too early for Star Wars: Episode VII and the studio have been convinced to allow a bit more time and go with a slightly but not that much more release date.
A lot of the talk was coming out from those involved that the really wanted a little more time to work on the film. There where many involved that wanted a whole year later that the originally announce date. So now it is still 2015 but the production people get a little more time to what will hoipefullu be a great film. Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015
Pre-production is in full-swing, and the confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. A lot of fans have their hoes set high.
“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, of course be directed by JJ 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, JJ 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 in spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Pinewood is often the preferred studio for the Bond films.