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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
by Garon Cockrell
Star Wars Episode VII Is Releasing On
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Nov. 7, 2013 5:17 p.m.











December 18, 2015!




A major departure from the normal May release date as the latest Star Wars film instead takes on the Holiday season.  This is apparently a compromise to give the production more time.





Click the RAWR for the official announcement.











STAR WARS: EPISODE VII TO OPEN DECEMBER 18, 2015






November 07, 2013





With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm's highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.





"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," said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.





Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin,War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.





Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.





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