Official: Disney to Release 'Star Wars: Episode VII' December 18, 2015
by Ethan Anderton
November 7, 2013
There may not be an official title, and fans might be worried as hell about the recent game of musical chairs played by (former) writer Michael Arndt, director J.J. Abrams and original saga writer Lawrence Kasdan, but Disney has finally given us an official release date for Star Wars: Episode VII. The continuation of the iconic sci-fi saga created by George Lucas will hit theaters everywhere on December 18th 2015. It's not mentioned whether the film will be released in 3D or IMAX formats, but that seems like a no-brainer that we'll hear about sometime down the road. Now if we could just lock down a cast and some story details.
Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios says, "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." This will be the first Star Wars film ever (with the exception of any re-releases) that isn't coming out during the summer. Production will begin in the spring of 2014, and we'll do our best to give you the latest updates. Good?
UPDATE: Disney has told Exhibitor Relations that Star Wars: Episode VII will indeed be released in 3D, as if there were any doubt.