Bob Iger said today during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting in Portland, OR that Star Wars Episode VII will begin principal photography in May in London, and the movie will pick up 30 years after the events in Return Of The Jedi. It’s finally a couple of concrete pieces of news from the studio about the pic, which JJ Abrams is directing and co-writing with Lawrence Kasdan. “It’s really in the process so there isn’t much I can share with you,” Iger said today, adding that there will be “familiar faces including a trio of young leads” but added that the only confirmed castmember remains R2-D2. That comes amid rampant cast speculation from all comers (the most solid rumor is probably Girls star Adam Driver as the main baddie). Iger told shareholders that the movie “really looks amazing.” The pic opens December 18, 2015.
Disney: ‘Star Wars’ To Start Shooting In May, Pick Up 30 Years After End Of ‘Return Of The Jedi’
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