It took a couple of writers and a slight delay in timing, but the Star Wars Episode VII script is officially completed and production will begin soon…
There will probably not be a bigger movie in the next few years than when JJ Abrams brings Star Wars back to life with ‘Episode VII‘ currently slated for a late 2015 release date.
Following a change in the writing team late last year that brought in ‘Empire Strikes Back‘ scribe Lawrence Kasdan to help finish the script, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is finally a wrap — well the script at least.
Abrams revealed while speaking to the Television Critics Association that the first part of the Star Wars saga is finished, and now they will be moving ahead with casting and production, which is expected to begin in May.
“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep. Full steam ahead,” Abrams said.
Abrams did confirm a meeting with Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons, but also stated there are going to be plenty of meetings ahead in the next couple of months before the entire team shifts to England for the filming of the movie.
All we know for sure are original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are on board to reprise their respective roles from the original film trilogy that ended in 1983. Outside of that, casting news and story speculation are exactly that — speculation.