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Star Wars Episode VII Begins Shooting: VIDEO

Disney Chairman Alan Horn delighted Star Wars fans everywhere when he told a crowd at the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles that Star Wars: Episode VII has begun shooting, Variety reports:

Chewbacca“We have a lot of them, it’s not completely done yet,” Horn responded when asked about casting, noting it as the most difficult part of putting the highly anticipated film together.

As J.J. Abrams prefers to keep details under wraps for most of his films, Horn declined to reveal any names. Variety, however, learned in February that “Girls” actor Adam Driver is in talks to play the villain. Actors being considered for the lead role include Ed Speleers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher.

“We’re actually shooting some of it now,” Horn said, despite previous comments that filming would start next month.

Watch a bit of Horn's interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Today, a bit more news about the production crept out when The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, would be returning to reprise his role.

Carrie Fisher has said she'll be returning and it has been rumored that Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will be back as well.

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  1. As long as George Lucas has nothing to do with it, we're golden.

    Posted by: Quicksilver | Apr 7, 2014 10:33:37 PM


  2. Why does "We've started filming and haven't pinned down the cast" utterly fail to fill me with confidence about the end product?

    Compare this to Peter Jackson's approach to the Tolkein films, where every imaginable detail is worked out in advance and the whole trilogy is filmed and then edited into separate movies.

    I can't help but worry that we will find ourselves looking back fondly at Jar-Jar Binks.

    Posted by: Lymis | Apr 8, 2014 7:28:17 AM


  3. you may be right, but "haven't pinned down the cast" doesn't mean they can't have signed some people on to roles that have no interaction with roles not yet cast.

    Posted by: luke | Apr 8, 2014 7:54:59 AM


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    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:10 AM


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    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:12 AM


  6. No. Go back and get better writers. That applies to pretty much everything that isn't on cable TV these days. Writers suck and ruin everything.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:15 AM


  7. No. Go back and get better writers. That applies to pretty much everything that isn't on cable TV these days. Writers suck and ruin everything.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:18 AM


  8. No. Go back and get better writers. That applies to pretty much everything that isn't on cable TV these days. Writers suck and ruin everything.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:19 AM


  9. No. Go back and get better writers. That applies to pretty much everything that isn't on cable TV these days. Writers suck and ruin everything.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:19 AM


  10. No. Go back and get better writers. That applies to pretty much everything that isn't on cable TV these days. Writers suck and ruin everything.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:20 AM


  11. I can see Pauley Shore, Adam Sandler and Snookie as major players here. Franklin Graham might be approachable to add a Christian angle, which would likely expand the potential audience.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:20 AM


  12. No. Go back and get better writers. That applies to pretty much everything that isn't on cable TV these days. Writers suck and ruin everything.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:21 AM


  13. No. Go back and get better writers. That applies to pretty much everything that isn't on cable TV these days. Writers suck and ruin everything.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMs | Apr 8, 2014 9:37:22 AM


  14. Of course, either or both Tom Cruise and Mitt Romney are naturals, given their science fiction connections.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Apr 8, 2014 9:39:10 AM


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