First off, the announcement we’ve all been waiting for. Disney will release Star Wars: Episode VII at the end of 2015, on December 18th. This marks the first time a Star Wars movie will be released at the end of the year instead of during summer blockbuster season. Disney should have a big 2015 considering that they’re going to release The Avengers: Age of Ultron that summer and Star Wars: Episode VII that winter. Filming will begin in spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios in England.
A few weeks ago, the production was shaken when it was announced that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan would take over writing duties. Screenwriter Michael Arndt’s exit from the project raised questions about the film’s overall quality.