There is still some script rewriting underway, but Lucasfilm has announced Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. The movie will not be pushed to 2016 as rumors were originally indicating.
Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios chairman, responded to the the rumors that J.J. Abrams was concerned about meeting the 2015 deadline. “We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” Horn commented.
Star Wars: Episode VII starts shooting in the spring at London’s Pinewood Studios, and we’ll continue to bring you more updates about the film as they surface.