Movie News: STAR WARS EPISODE VII Has a Release Date!

Written by Jack Bottomley Thursday, 07 November 2013

Movie News

“Bless The Maker”, finally Star Wars Episode VII has a release date and it does break the May tradition. J.J. Abrams’ next film in the Star Wars saga will hit cinemas in 3D (quelle surprise) on the 18th December 2015 and will no doubt be an early Christmas present for fans (hopefully one better than the Holiday Special). This won’t surprise avid followers of Star Wars news, as a late year release was suggested before (much to many people’s dismay but hey quality comes first), however Star Wars.com confirmed the date, with the following press release:

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.”

So there you have it Star Wars fanatics, be sure to check the evaporators and get your chores done before wasting time with your friends on the 18th December 2015. May the force be with you…

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