Star Wars Episode 7 News: Script for Episode VII Done (+Cast Update)

January 22, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Star Wars Episode 7 plot is finally finished–at least on paper. The film, which has a December 2015 release date, has a final script for the first time after years of writing.

Director J.J. Abrams said that the script is done, and also confirmed that he’s spoken with Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad”) about a role in the seventh installment of the Star Wars series.

“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep,” Abrams told TheWrap. “Full steam ahead, y’know.”

Abrams expressed surprise over the articles coming out about who he’s been considering for roles in the film.

The original main cast members–Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford–are slated to all star in Episode 7 before giving way to their on-screen offspring in Episode 8 and Episode 9.

Abrams also said that he plans to shoot Episode VII on film. 

“In the right situation I would,” like to shoot in IMAX, he said. “The problem with IMAX is it’s a very loud camera. It’s a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can’t really do intimate scenes with it. It’s slow. They break down often. Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of these and so there may be a version one day. But we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film.”

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