A report confirms that the upcoming installment, to be directed by J.J. Abrams, is indeed up for Christmas 2015 release.
The start date of "Star Wars Episode 7" has been revealed. According to a report from Latino Review, the movie is indeed set to start filming right at the beginning of 2014 as previously teased by producer Bryan Burk during an interview with Collider a few months ago. The first day of principal photography is January 21, 2014, after Martin Luther King Jr. day.
The site additionally confirms an earlier report from Badass Digest. Based on what the folks are hearing, Disney and Lucasfilm have set the highly-anticipated sci-fi flick, which will be directed by "Star Trek Into Darkness" helmer J.J. Abrams, for a Christmas 2015 release date, instead of throwing it to a crowded summer 2015 slate.
Similar to all previous "Star Wars" films, the next one will take place in Britain. If it is indeed to be released in December, the upcoming sequel will then make history since every chapter has been up in May.
For the casting, no new report has emerged ever since Ryan Gosling's reps denied the actor entered talks to star in it. Whether or not original members including Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford show up remains unclear, though creator George Lucas once revealed they would return.