‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Coming to Theaters on December 18, 2015

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Coming to Theaters on December 18, 2015

Additionally, Disney has moved Brad Bird's “Tomorrowland” from Dec. 12, 2014 to May 22, 2015

Disney and Lucasfilm will release J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” on December 18, 2015.

With pre-production in full-swing, shooting is scheduled to begin this coming spring at Pinewood Studios.

“We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

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Additionally, Brad Bird's “Tomorrowland,” which stars George Clooney, has moved from December 12, 2014 to May 22, 2015.

Abrams will direct “Star Wars: Episode VII” from a script he's writing with Lawrence Kasdan, who penned “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi.”

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is producing with Bad Robot's Abrams and Bryan Burk, while Tommy Harper (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Jason McGatlin (“War of the Worlds”) will serve as executive producers.

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John Williams is returning to score “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

Previously scheduled to be released on the same Dec. 18, 2015, date as “Star Wars: Episode VII” were the Sony thriller “Inferno” and the Universal fantasy “Warcraft.”

  • edzo1982

    They should be releasing it in may like all the others

  • Jimmy

    Star Wars is, and always should be, a summer film.

    • Matt Clayton

      The film is opening on the exact same date Avatar did six years prior, and it's the highest grossing film worldwide. Coincidence?

      I think not.

  • brian

    It'll get pushed back to May 2016. A movie like that will almost always be a summer film. Man of Steel was supposed to be a Christmas release & got pushed to the summer

  • Migilicuty11

    Are they just trying to dominate the fiscal year???

  • Steven

    They are not going to move it to the summer. Disney's plan is to control the box office for most of 2015. They already have the second Avengers out in May of 2015 and now Tomorrowland will follow that three weeks later. Disney is saving Star Wars for the winter to finish controlling 2015. Plus the latest Pirates is scheduled to come out during the summer of 16. Disney is running this off of a master plan.

  • Jessica Whistman

    …J.J Abrams? Seriously?!?!? Now I'm scared…