A week before Christmas in 2015, a new Star Wars film will premiere. Lucasfilm has finally given Star Wars Episode VII a release date. We knew it was going to be in 2015, but now we know it is December 18, 2015. No official casting announcements have been made yet, but there certainly has been tons of rumors, almost daily it seems. So we are one step closer to the beginning of a new era of Star Wars films.
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.
Filming is currently scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014. (Source: StarWars.com)