Star Wars Episode VII: Shooting May to September

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We have a start date! When Carrie Fisher admitted that she would be busy very soon, along with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, we knew that Star Wars: Episode VII would begin principal photography quite soon. Now, we have word through HitFix that filming will commence in mid-May and run through September.

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The site also confirms that casting decisions have been made and that we should be getting some names soon.

That shooting schedule gives director J.J. Abrams a year of post-production before the announced Star Wars: Episode VII release date of December 18, 2015.

Now that you’re officially in a Star Wars mood, check out these rare behind-the-scenes Star Wars photos from the first trilogy!

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