Yesterday, Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams spoke out about the sequel, revealing that the script for this highly-anticipated follow-up to the original trilogy is now complete. He also confirmed rumors that Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons' has auditioned.
Today, we have more details from the director's TCA panel session, where he revealed that shooting on the sequel will begin this May in London, and that he will be traveling their soon to start production.
"That's the current plan. We have our script and we're full steam ahead. Have script, will travel."
J.J. Abrams wouldn't divulge any story details at this time, but he teased that the first official casting announcement is on its way soon.
"We can't talk about story yet. (Casting news is coming) soon, and I look forward to that so that we can get past it and we can get on with it."
There have been numerous recent rumors regarding the Star Wars: Episode VII story. Original trilogy characters Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are said to have much bigger roles in the latest rewrite, compared to the much smaller roles they played in original writer Michael Arndt's draft. The plot will reportedly focus on the Solo and Skywalker children, with Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons rumored to be playing Luke Skywalker's son, Ben Skywalker.
When asked what it's like to work on such a highly-anticipated project, something which he is all too familiar with his Star Trek franchise, he had this to say.
"(It's) thrilling. But it's a lot."
After nearly a year and a half of speculation, it looks like we'll finally be getting some confirmed casting and story details in the near future. Are you excited to find out what Star Wars: Episode VII is really about?