Lucasfilm announce Star Wars Episode VII for December 18, 2015


2015’s gonna be quite crowded – what with drunk uncle Patrick, and his 12 illegitimate kids, coming to say. At this stage, I plan to align the desk drawers with ripped-up bits of bed sheet.
There’s also a few movies out that year, including “Ant Man”, “Terminator”, “Independence Day 2”, “Batman vs. Superman” and “Minions”. Hopefully we’ll even have another straight-to-video “Wild Things” sequel by then, too -and preferably in the Winter.
But the biggest mark on my 2015 calendar will undoubtedly be… well, probably chewing gum, but also “Star Wars Episode VII”. Yup, it’s official, JJ Abrams’ “Battle of the Gungans : A Star Wars Christmas Holiday Special 2 – The Return of Watto” is locked for a December 18, 2015 release. Odd date, considering the other films all hit around May, but it gives JJ more time to work on C3P0’s squeak.

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.