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.

Quanah on May 16, 2014


if you close your eyes real hard you can use the force to hear J.J yell "Cut"

shane willett on May 16, 2014


May the force be with them.

Snev De la Fontaine on May 16, 2014



Xerxexx on May 16, 2014


All I know is Luke better kick some ass!!

Angry Larry on May 16, 2014


wonder what they had at Kraft services ? Leia Latte's , Space Cakes, Bobba Fettaccine, Tea-3P0 Pizza the Hut or just cheese and fruit ?

shane willett on May 16, 2014


You forgot Ham Solos

TheOct8pus on May 16, 2014


So it begins...............

Rock n Rollllll on May 16, 2014


I've got a bad feeling about this...

cobrazombie on May 18, 2014

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