“Star Wars Episode VII” will shoot in early 2014

June 9, 2013

Speculation was that STAR WARS EPISODE VII wouldn’t meet its 2015 release date, but in a recent interview with director J.J. Abrams, he had this to say about the highly anticipated sequel’s production schedule.

“I think that the thing is so big and so massive to so many people that the key to moving forward is honoring but not revering what went before,” director J.J. Abrams told reporters at today’s Produced By Conference when asked about the challenges of helming the seventh installment in the beloved franchise.

He also went on to confirm that the decision to shoot in the UK had been made before he came on board the project and that the overseas shoot “drives me insane” as he would have preferred to film it in LA. “Most likely we are going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the Star Wars movie,” the director added, confirming that they are still on track for a 2015 release.

Abrams refused to reveal whether or not the new movies will be based on any of the Expanded Universe novels, but did say this about the recent news that creator George Lucas now plans to move on to smaller projects. “George Lucas has spoken for years about wanting to make those smaller more experimental films and I hope he does because I’d really like to see them.”

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