With so much talk of how there will be eventually be a “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the world needs a reminder that J.J. Abrams and company are actually going to have to film the thing at some point. It won’t just appear one day in the summer of 2015 without some serious working going into it beforehand.
Thanks for an interview Abrams’ producer, Bryan Burk, did with Collider, we have at least an idea of when production might actually begin.
According to Burk, filming on “Star Wars: Episode VII” will begin in early 2014, depending on how the script comes together and how other pieces, including schedules and location, fall into place.
Read else what Burk had to say after the jump!
As Burk explained to Collider, there are a lot of elements that need to line up, and with that in mind, they’re trying to keep all possibilities open.
“We’re progressing on a schedule to hopefully begin next year, or the beginning of next year, and the location is still kind of floating around in the air all depending on script and a whole bunch of other issues,” Burk said. “As I just said, everything is kind of a free-flowing thing, and when we feel like the story level on this script and everything is really coming together and schedules are all working and pieces line up, we prowl ahead, and Star Wars will be no different.”
We’ll have to wait and see if Abrams can stick to that plan. If Disney wants “Episode VII” out by Summer 2015, this is likely the mark they’ll have to hit. With “Avengers 2” already slotted for May 2015, Joss Whedon is planning to start shooting around the same time.