Star Wars: Episode VII begins Filming in May, Set 30 years after ‘Jedi’

Star WarsThe official start of filming on Star Wars: Episode VII has been announced. Disney and Lucasfilm announced that principal photography on the film, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London’s historic Pinewood Studios.

It has also been confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. No further details on casting or plot are available at this time.

Star Wars: Episode VII will release in theaters on December 18, 2015.