‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Reveals New Title: ‘The Force Awakens’

Disney also announces that the J.J. Abrams film has completed principal photography

Last Updated: November 6, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

“Star Wars Episode VII” has a title — “The Force Awakens.”

According to an announcement on the official Facebook page on Thursday, the Disney film recently completed principal photography.

J.J. Abrams is directing “Episode VII” which hits theaters Dec. 18, 2015. It’s expected to be the first film in a new trilogy, while two more films set in the “Star Wars” universe are also in the works. One will be directed by “Chronicle’s” Josh Trank and the other by “Looper”director Rian Johnson.

The new movie will see the welcome return of cast from the original trilogy, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO).

Meanwhile, the new cast includes Adam Driver (“Girls”), Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), John Boyega (“Attack the Block”), Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis (“Lord of the Rings”), Domhnall Gleeson (“About Time”), and Max von Sydow (“The Exorcist”), Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”).

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