The seventh episode in the Star Wars saga, as yet unnamed and referred to simply as Star Wars: Episode VII was revealed by The Walt Disney Studios to be released on December 18, 2015.
“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.
The next highly-anticipated release in Lucasfilm’s long-running franchise is already in pre-production. It will be directed by J.J. Abrams and scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. John Williams is returning to score the film.
Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at London’s Pinewood Studios.