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UPDATED Star Wars: Episode VII filming has begun!

May 16th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Production is officially underway on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII and the Bad Robot Twitter account just shared  a behind-the-scenes image of the official slate from the first day of production in the Abu Dhabi desert. The tweet simply said:


The official Star Wars Twitter account has just added a photo as well. With the note:

Day one at @PinewoodStudios.


Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a script that he wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. Set to star to original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in addition to new cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

Return to a galaxy far, far away on December 18th, 2015.

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