‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Timeline – From Greenlight to J.J. Abrams’ Cast Revealed

With the cast of “Episode VII” finally unveiled, TheWrap looks back at major developments that slowly unfolded since Disney announced a new trilogy in 2012

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OCT. 30 2012: Disney buys Lucasfilm from George Lucas for $4.05 billion, and announces a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films. Fans rejoice, trim their neck beards.