When Disney bought Lucasfilm they announced Star Wars Episode VII would come in 2015. Now it seems they’re firming up plans, with producer Bryan Burk revealing to Collider, during an interview for Star Trek Into Darkness, that the plan is to shoot early next year.
He says, “We’re progressing on a schedule to hopefully begin next year, or the beginning of next year, 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.”
Rumours last week suggested it would shoot in the UK, but Burk’s comments suggest that hasn’t been set in stone. Wherever it films, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher should all return, so we can catch up with their characters after Return Of The Jedi.
Star Wars isn’t the only much-anticipated movie that’s likely to shoot next year, as in another Star Trek interview, Zoe Saldana told Digital Spy that Avatar 2 & 3 will film then too. She says, “I think that they’re doing a part two and a part three and they’re probably going to shoot it at the same time. Because if we just do two and then wait, I’ll probably be 45 or 50 by the time we get to part three. It takes a long time, it’s a very hard process.”