Star Wars Episode 7: Filming for ‘Episode VII’ to End in September Ahead of 2015 Release Date, Rumors Say

February 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

“Star Wars Episode VII,” slated for release in 2015, is expected to be filmed from May to September, according to reports this week.

The website HitFix, citing “multiple sources” close to the movie, said the crew will start mid-May for 2014 until September. The most principal casting for the movie is complete as well, the report said.

Director J.J. Abrams and other film executives have not confirmed who is starring in the movie, but Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher recently said that Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill and Han Solo actor Harrison Ford will be on board.

HitFix also said that work on the script is complete for the movie, which is slated to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015. The film will primarily be shot in the U.K., according to other reports.

Abrams confirmed that he spoke with Jesse Plemons of “Breaking Bad” possibly handing out a role. He also said he talked to Michael B. Jordan, Gary Oldman, Zac Efron, and Saoirse Ronanb.

Abrams previously was looking to start shooting in May. “That’s the current plan. We have our script and we’re full steam ahead. Have script, will travel,” he said in January. 

The reports come as website Slashfilm reported that concept art for the Millenium Falcon was posted on a LucasFilm website. It is also rumored that the ship–which had a prominent role in the original “Star Wars” trilogy–will return for “Episode VII.” 

Regarding a meeting with Abrams, Oldman told Sky Moives: “I believe it when I’m on the plane home. The deal isn’t done, but yeah, they’ve inquired.” He was linked to play General Greivous in “Revenge of the Sith” before it came out.

Zac Efron was reportedly in talks this month with the makers of movie.

“I just went and met with them,” said Efron, reported MTV. “So I don’t know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], I love them, but… who knows?”

Abrams also elaborated on the secrecy around the film.

“Are you kidding me? My god. My office… I’m working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper,” he told the Telegraph. “I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing. It seems rather extreme.”

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