There comes a point where you stop waiting for every piecemeal casting story about a movie and start wishing the filmmakers would just go ahead and announce who they do have to put us all out of our speculative misery. Sadly, Disney boss Alan Horn showed no sign of doing that when he was recently interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, but he did drop the tantalising titbit that Star Wars: Episode VII is already shooting.
Despite an official press release last month locking down the film’s setting as 30 years after Return Of The Jedi and announcing that production would kick off in May, Horn revealed that director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have gotten the screenplay to the point where everyone is happy with it and that shooting has already begun. No fair getting ahead of schedule!
As for the actors? “We have a lot of them, he said about the main cast. “We’re just not completely done yet.” THAT DOESN’T STOP YOU TELLING US WHO A COUPLE OF THEM ARE SORRY WE’LL STOP SHOUTING WE’RE JUST A BIT excited. Ahem.
Whatever happens in the audition room, and whoever ends up sharing the screen with R2-D2, the film itself is set for release on December 18, 2015. For all the rest of what we know so far, head to our feature on the movie.