Star Wars VII to start filming in May

Adam Driver

Adam Driver

'Star Wars: Episode VII; will begin filming in May at the Pinewood Studios near London and will be set 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi, it has been confirmed.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' will begin filming in the UK in May.

The latest installment in the space opera franchise will be shot at the Pinewood Studios near London in two months time, and will be set 30 years after 1983′s 'Return of the Jedi', producers have confirmed.

A press release issued by Disney and Lucasfilm said: "[It] will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces."

Adam Driver is in talks to play the villain in the film, which will be directed by J.J. Abrams, but others battling it out for lead roles include, Ed Speleers, John Boyega, and Jesse Plemons.

It is thought Lupita Nyong'o has also met with famed director Abrams to discuss taking on a female lead role in the upcoming sequel after she took Hollywood by storm last year following her impressive performance in Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'.

Meanwhile, it is believed the stars of the original trilogy, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, will also appear in 'Episode VII'.

The highly-anticipated sci-fi adventure was originally thought to centre on Han Solo and Princess Leia's kids, however, Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan's recent rewrite of Michael Arndt's script has allegedly altered the focus.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' is set for release on December 18, 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.


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