Today, producer Frank Marshall, husband of LucasFilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy, has revealed that the search for a director is down to just "a couple of candidates." Who are they? We're not allowed to know just yet. But we can expect an announcement very soon.
Here's what Frank Marshall had to say when asked if he knew which directors are being considered.
In related Star Wars: Episode VII directorial news, filmmaker Joe Johnston responded to a query on whether or not he would be interested in taking the helm.
The only confirmed details we have so far is that Michael Arndt will be writing the screenplay, and that Disney plans on releasing the sequel in 2015.
Star Wars: Episode VII 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.