Producer Bryan Burk says Star Wars: Episode VII will begin filming in 2014

Gives a production update

Disney has long had a 2015 release date in mind for Star Wars: Episode VII, and judging by producer Bryan Burk’s latest comments, it seems as though the studio is on track to meet that target.

We’ve heard little from inside the Star Wars camp so far, but Burk has broken ranks to give an update on the production, revealing that a 2014 start-date is on the cards.

“We’re progressing on a schedule to hopefully begin next year, or the beginning of next year,” says Burk, “and the location is still kind of floating around in the air, all depending on script and a whole bunch of other issues.” 

“As I just said, everything is kind of a free-flowing thing, and when we feel like the story level on this script and everything is really coming together and schedules are all working and pieces line up, we prowl ahead, and Star Wars will be no different.”

We might not be overburdened with official news from Episode VII, but it certainly sounds as though the wheels are in motion. And while there are still no casting confirmations, this is at least a start…

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to arrive in cinemas in 2015.

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Comments

    • conspiracyin559

      May 6th 2013, 21:16

      What this tell me is that this will be another rushed CGI product. You simply can't do a Location shooting heavy, practical effects laden star wars film in 2 years. This is NOT good news.

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    • mathieudavid

      May 6th 2013, 21:26

      @conspiracyin559 - I'd think it would be easier and take less time to make and release something that was mostly done in-camera rather than months and months of post-production CG animation. Not sure what you're basing that theory on. Of course there will be CG; what the fans want is a balance. Miniatures, CG, animatronics, sets and locations. Mix it up rather than slathering it all in one shimmery plasticky technique. As as green screen is only used in moderation it will be fine.

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    • Ali1748

      May 6th 2013, 23:04

      All I want to know is where the hell do J.J and GDT find the energy ? Is there some sort of secret potion these directors drink or inject into their bodies over in Hollywood ? I know the actors are on something cause Pitt, Cruise and Depp look nothing like their age.

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    • scottymoodycom

      May 6th 2013, 23:10

      jus hope it dont look like a cartoon like ROS !

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    • scottymoodycom

      May 6th 2013, 23:12

      ....all the prequels really, they should base the whole story around jar jar binks.

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    • SiMan

      May 7th 2013, 11:52

      They should make the new films with the same techniques they used to make the original trilogy - make it feel like they found 3 'lost' films.

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    • ilikescifi

      May 7th 2013, 12:37

      Disney has been trying really hard to generate a new film franchise - unsuccessfully - they couldn't get Harry Potter, LOTR, Hobbit, Tron didn't go anywhere, John Carter whatever, so they bought Pixar and Marvel and Lucas Film. They throw IMMENSE resources at their projects and now they have hot property so I feel positive. Nonetheless a lot of fanpeoples will suffer the same anticipointment the y had with ep 1, 2, 3

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    • ilikescifi

      May 7th 2013, 12:40

      BTW @Ali1748 its a new combination of Botox and Cocaine called Cotox taken anally

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    • Ali1748

      May 7th 2013, 16:18

      LOL

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