We reported last month that the production was heading to the U.K., but that report didn't specify which of the famed British studios this sci-fi adventure would be shot in. The production is already setting up shop at Pinewood to begin preparations for the early 2014 shoot, with casting already under way. Earlier this week, leaked casting breakdowns revealed more information about the new characters fans will see when Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters in 2015.
All six of the previous Star Wars movies had utilized U.K. studios such as Pinewood, Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, and Ealing. Here's what producer Kathleen Kennedy had to say about shooting in the U.K. in May.
J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. We'll keep you posted with more details regarding the production as we near closer to the start of principal photography.
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.