J.J. Abrams spoke Sunday at the TCA (Television Critics Association) summer press tour, where he’s promoting his new NBC series, Believe.
The Wrap got a chance to talk to the director about Star Wars: Episode VII. He confirms that the script is completed and its full steam ahead:
“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep,” Abrams told TheWrap. “Full steam ahead, y’know.”
When asked if he will direct the full trilogy or just one film:
“I’m just focusing on ‘Episode VII’ right now.”
He dodged the question like Han Solo swerving the Millennium Falcon out of an asteroid’s path.
When asked about rumored actor Jesse Plemons:
“He is one of the actors that we’ve talked to, yeah,” Abrams said. “But, you know. It’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting… that I get to read articles about actors who are going to come in. And so I get to see someone and say, ‘Oh, I read that I’m going to see you.’ … It’s usually agents talking to people about what’s happening. It’s a lot of noise.”
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a script that he wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. The movie is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older versions of their iconic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The film is expected to begin production in Spring of 2014 and will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.
Source: The Wrap