Star Wars 7 to Pick Up 30 Years After Return of the Jedi

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Disney and Lucasfilm announced that filming is set to begin at Pinewood Studios in London for Star Wars: Episode VII. They also unveiled a key plot detail.

The filmmakers also revealed that the movie, the first of three planned sequels, will pick up 30 years after Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) left off.

Return of the Jedi Poster

The hugely anticipated next installment in the storied franchise is still on track for its December 18, 2015, release date, with filming set to start in May.

Now all it needs are some more stars ... or any for that matter.

So far it has one person in talks, Adam Driver, and reported commitments from original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.

Disney CEO Bob Iger joked a Tuesday shareholders meeting:

"Rumor has it that almost every actor in the world has been cast in this movie, but so far, the official cast member that we've confirmed, the only one, is R2D2."

As if to confirm R2D2's involvement at the time, J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, posted a pic to Instagram of the director chillin' with the droid.

Beyond that, all Disney and Lucasfilm would promise this week is that Episode VII "will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces."

Who would you like to see star in Star Wars Episode 7?

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