Star Wars Episode VII will begin production in May

11 February 2014

Not a long time away, in a galaxy far, far away...

The Star Wars reboot rumour train continues to roll on, thick and fast. After last week’s scoop from Sky Movies that Gary Oldman had been approached to star in JJ Abrams’ brand new film, it appears we now have some filming dates.

Multiple sources have confirmed to Hitfix that Star Wars: Episode VII will begin production in mid-May, with shooting set to run through until September of this year.

This corroborates with previous statements from Abrams and other members of the crew which suggested a spring start. May is slightly later than the expected March-April start date, which makes sense considering the original summer 2015 release date has now been pushed back to December 18th, 2015.

Hitfix also claimed that principal casting had been completed, and there were some major announcements due to be made.

We can most likely expect a big cast photo in the runup to the four month shoot. So far, the only 100% totally stone-cold official cast member who is definitely absolutely certain to return is that diminutive robot by the name of R2-D2 - being built by some Star Wars enthusiasts for especially for the film.

[Source: Hitfix]