Today's the Day: J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Begins Filming

May 15, 2014
Source: Twitter

Star Wars

A new era begins now. Today is the first day of filming on Star Wars: Episode VII, the continuation of the Star Wars franchise started in 1977. To mark the occasion, the @bad_robot Twitter account sent out a photo of the clapboard from the first day of shooting, with nothing else besides the hashtag "#dayone". This is it. We can't turn back now. By late 2015, movie fans the world over will be lining up at theaters for the return of Han Solo, Luke & Leia Skywalker, Chewie, R2 & C3PO, and the introduction of some new Jedi. The new cast features John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. See the tweet and photo below.

UPDATE: This photo was also posted through the official Star Wars Facebook page:

Star Wars - Pinewood Studios

With production now underway, and the December 18th, 2015 release date confirmed by Disney, Star Wars mania should be kicking in hardcore. Filming is now underway and there's no question that no matter what, this Star Wars story will continue. We'll be right here to keep you updated through 2015 and beyond. Update: The cinematographer named on the clapboard is Daniel Mindel, who worked with J.J. on Star Trek 1 & 2, as well as John Carter, Savages and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. SlashFilm explains more of the technical details on the clapboard, if you're interested. We suggest reading Eric Vespe's post on AICN, too.

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  • Nerd-boner activated.
    • shane willett
      if you close your eyes real hard you can use the force to hear J.J yell "Cut"
  • Snev De la Fontaine
    May the force be with them.
  • Xerxexx
  • Angry Larry
    All I know is Luke better kick some ass!!
  • shane willett
    wonder what they had at Kraft services ? Leia Latte's , Space Cakes, Bobba Fettaccine, Tea-3P0 Pizza the Hut or just cheese and fruit ?
    • TheOct8pus
      You forgot Ham Solos
  • Rock n Rollllll
    So it begins...............
  • cobrazombie
    I've got a bad feeling about this...




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