STAR WARS EPISODE VII Confirmed For May Shoot; Will Be Set 30 Years After ROTJ

Today at Disney's annual shareholder meeting, Bob Iger dropped a few interesting details about J.J. Abrams' new Star Wars flick. It's mostly just confirmation, but it seems we can officially expect to see the original cast return, along with a "trio of young leads".



Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that principal photography on J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII will commence May 2014 at London's historic Pinewood Studios. Along with this confirmation, Disney President Bob Iger casually dropped the following: Star Wars Episode VII will take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, and will feature "very familiar faces along with a trio of young leads" Now we pretty much knew this would be the case anyway, but it's nice to finally have it made official.

Unfortunately Iger didn't comment on any of the recent casting rumors we've had regarding those young leads (or indeed any other new characters) but on the animation front, he announced that we'd be getting a Cars 3 and a sequel to The Incredibles, which has Brad Bird currently working on the story! That should please fans of that great flick. Anyway, what do you guys think of the Star Wars news? They kick off in May and apparently the only cast member they're willing to name is R2-D2.

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