"We are, most likely, if all goes as planned, going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the Star Wars movie."
When asked about his approach to the franchise, the director revealed he wants to honor the previous franchises, while not putting it on a pedestal.
"It is so massive and so important to people. I think the key to moving forward on something like this is honoring but not revering what came before."
J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher are returning as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, but no story details have been confirmed at this time.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.