Star Wars Episode VII To Begin Shooting Next Month
Disney also announced sequels to The Incredibles and Cars today...
Star Wars VII will begin shooting next month, Disney has confirmed.
Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke at the multimedia company’s annual shareholder meeting today, where he made the announcement.
Principal photography on the sci-fi film will begin in May in London.
The movie will be set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, which came out in 1983. The last Star Wars film was a prequel, Revenge of the Sith, featuring Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen, which was released in 2005.
Star Trek director JJ Abrams is set to direct the space adventure and while he has confirmed the script is finished, Disney claims no actors have yet been signed onto the film.
“It’s really in the process so there isn’t much I can share with you,” Iger told shareholders today, although he did say there would be “familiar faces including a trio of young leads”.
The only confirmed cast-member, he joked, was R2-D2, the robot sidekick.
Disney also announced today that Pixar is working on sequels to animated films The Incredibles and Cars.