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Posted by: Matt McGloin
/ 1 year 2 weeks ago

Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Said To Be Complete & Filming In May

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A new report is stating that principal casting on Star Wars: Episode VII is complete as well as further mention that filming will take place in May.

HitFix received the news from a couple different sources, and if they are to be believed that means J.J. Abrams has cast all the leads for Star Wars: Episode VII, which of course would be the original characters and the new ones as well (rumored to be the offspring).

It's said filming for Star Wars: Episode VII will begin in May and run until September.

Our DC Entertainment source who has a LucasFilm friend last told us to not expect any public engagements from Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher before April. According to the LucasFilm source, they are being kept under wraps because both have been put through grueling exercise and dietary regimes to get into shape for filming which begins in early summer around April/May time (as seen in Hamill's QnA photo). Harrison Ford looks to begin his training about two months before hand as he is in a moderately good shape and will need less time.

Regarding when Hamill, Ford and Fisher will be publicly announced, it's guessed possibly in March when official casting news begins to break.

Recent casting news for Star Wars: Episode VII includes mention that Gary Oldman and Zac Efron have been in talks as well as that Jesse Plemons is set to meet with Abrams.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" has a December 18, 2015 release.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars hub for more.

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