Let the speculation continue. There’s been a lot of discussion recently on when production will begin for the highly anticipated sequel Star Wars: Episode VII and you know, when the film is finally going to be released and who’s going to be in it. According to Latino Review, there’s a good chance that Star Wars: Episode VII will begin production on January 21st, 2014.
So should we speculate that production is actually going to begin early next year? Well, it’s certainly plausible. Producer Bryan Burk revealed that production could start as early as next year.
“We’re progressing on a schedule to hopefully begin next year, or the beginning of next year,” Burk said. “And the location is still kind of floating around in the air, all depending on script and a whole bunch of other issues. As I just said, everything is kind of a free-flowing thing, and when we feel like the story level on this script and everything is really coming together and schedules are all working and pieces line up, we prowl ahead, and Star Wars will be no different.”
Not only is production speculated to begin in early 2014, but there’s now a rumor circulating that the film itself will be released in December of 2015 rather than releasing it during the insane summer of 2015. The release date may upset diehard fans because “Star Wars has always been a summer film.” However, if production really begins early next year, it honestly makes sense for Disney to release the film in December because of the tremendous amount of post-production work that’ll be taking place after principal photography. Of course, none of this has yet to be confirmed by Disney. So really, let the speculation continue.
An official production start date and a release date should be confirmed soon enough. For now, let’s just assume that the film will begin production sometime in 2014 and will be released in theaters sometime in 2015.
J.J. Abrams will be directing Star Wars: Episode VII from a screenplay by Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt. As previously announced, the film will be shot in glorious 35mm film. Cinematographer Daniel Mindel, who previously collaborated with J.J. Abrams for Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, and Star Trek Into Darkness, has jumped on board to lens the film. Make sure to check back for more updates as they come our way.