At long last, “Star Wars: Episode VII” is officially underway.
The first photo from the set has been tweeted out by none other than John Boyega, the new star of the “Star Wars” franchise. Boyega, currently appearing weekly on “24: Live Another Day” as a drone pilot falsely accused of terrorism, tweeted out a quick look at the film slate:
Day one of episode 7! Here we go! pic.twitter.com/EsvGqwiPe0
— John Boyega (@JBoyega) May 16, 2014
Not a ton to go on now, but after so many weeks, months and even years of waiting for the next “Star Wars” movie to start taking shape, it’s exciting to know that filming is very much underway. Now, if we could get a closer look at some of the characters…
Weeks ago, director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm finally lifted the veil on the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” The cast includes Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis and more. Of course, original trilogy actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew are on board as well.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” lands in theaters on December 18, 2015.