**This page will be updated frequently following the pre-production, production, and post-production of “Star Wars: VII.” It is in order with the most recent news bits on top.
Star Wars VII Timeline
Nov. 29, 2013 – Millennium Falcon reportedly built for Episode VII
Source: The Guardian
Nov. 28, 2013 – Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziene and Taissa Farmiga reportedly up for Star Wars VII roles.
Nov. 19, 2013 – R2D2 confirmed
Nov. 18, 2013 – Samuel L. Jackson reveals on Letterman that Mark Hamill hasn’t been contacted by J.J. Abrams on returning.
“With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
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.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J. J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek)and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.
Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.“