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Official: Disney to Release 'Star Wars: Episode VII' December 18, 2015

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November 7, 2013

Star Wars: Episode VII

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.

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  • Charlie Hard
    Disney really wants to put up a fight against Warner Bros in 2015. Avengers 2 > Batman vs Superman. Now it's going to be Star Wars vs The Final Hobbit Film which is ironically coming out just after the Star Wars 7 release they planned.
    • dangeer
      The final hobbit film comes out next December - 2014. Star Wars Ep 7 comes out December 2015.
  • TheOct8pus
    That is far, far away!!
  • Xerxexx
    Just take care and do not deliver a lukewarm film.
  • DAVIDPD
    Yes!!!
  • Chris Groves
    I CALLED THIS MONTHS AGO!!!!
  • OfficialJab
    I'm sure I'll like it.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Will need to dig out the death star tent and the C3P0 sleeping bag to camp outside the cinema for 2 years to be disappointed once again because it wasn't as good as the childhood I made up in my head.
  • Buford
    It's gonna suck
    • Buford
      Oh no...I was downvoted....probably by someone who hasn't watched the prequels, loves post converted 3D movies and who though Star Trek Into Darkness was anything more than a glorified TV episode
      • avconsumer2
        Actually, probably from someone who thought your comment was quite trollish due to it's brevity and the current shortage of barely any factual information on the subject matter. Future downvotes will likely stem from your angry, pessimistic, and completely unjustified comparison with the prequels. (...& probably those who didn't think "Star Trek Into Darkness was anything more than a glorified TV episode".)
        • Buford
          It was...it was a glorified episode that was a poor man's remake of Star Trek II. Oh wait...Kirk dies this time...but 10 seconds later he's revived!! Oh the suspense...the drama!!! Down vote me all you want...at least I'm not dumb enough to find that garbage entertaining and to think Lucas as Producer isn't going to screw these new movies up.
  • Nick Henderson
    I hope there is a lot less CGI used.

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