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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.

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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:

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The force may soon be with Adam Driver.

In a surprising piece of casting news broken by Variety, the Girls star is nearing a deal to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII as that blockbuster's main villain.

Details on the role are vague at the moment, but character is said to be "in the vein" of Darth Vader.

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Driver was a relative no-name prior to being cast opposite Lena Dunham as Hannah's boyfriend on Girls.

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The "Big Three" of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are due on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII soon, the latter revealed in an interview.

Promoting her appearance on The Big Bang Theory, Fisher confirmed as much, saying that the trio is expected on set sometime in “March or April.”

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While it's long been rumored that Luke, Leia and Han would return in Star Wars: Episode VII, Carrie Fisher's confirmation is as concrete as anything so far.

It's also the closest thing we've had to a production schedule.

As for Fisher would like for her character? “I’d like to wear my old (cinnamon buns) hairstyle again - but with white hair,” she said. “I think that would be funny.”

How involved the iconic characters will be in this trilogy remains to be seen. Some have suggested they may be more Obi-Wan type characters in advisory roles.

Others have suggested that one (Han feels like the logical pick) or perhaps more will meet their demise, with their children seeking justice against the dark forces.

What would you like to see out of Star Wars 7? Tell us below, and don't forget to watch The Big Bang Theory online to see Carrie's guest spot on CBS.

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by Hilton Hater at

Let the countdown officially begin:

Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

The major news was announced today via a statement by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.

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“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 Horn.

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There appears to be a disturbance in the force of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Michael Arndt - the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 - will no longer pen the script for this wildly anticipated 2015 release.

Instead, that duty will fall to J.J. Abrams and Raiders of the Lost Ark scribe Lawrence Kasdan.

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Abrams, of course, is also directing the blockbuster, while Kasdan wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement:

“I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script. There are very few people who fundamentally understand the way a Star Wars story works like Larry, and it is nothing short of incredible to have him even more deeply involved in its return to the big screen. J.J. of course is an incredible storyteller in his own right.

"Michael Arndt has done a terrific job bringing us to this point and we have an amazing filmmaking and design team in place already prepping for production.”

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From the moment Star Wars 7 was announced, there has been speculation behind the film. Everything from the storyline, to the director, to the casting.

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This morning's buzzy casting rumor is that both Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling have their names in the hat for the upcoming Star Wars film. 

Surely this news has plenty of Star Wars fans rolling their eyes.

Seriously, Zac Efron? Nothing against the guy but Star Wars is not your typical Nicholas Sparks fare. Gosling isn't as cringe-worthy but doesn't scream "Jedi Knight" either. 

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J.J. Abrams is staying in the family for his costumes on Star Wars Episode VII.

Not only will the two biggest sci-fi franchises in history be handled by one director, but they'll also be designed by one costumer.

Michael Kaplan, the Costume Designer on Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, has joined the production of Star Wars Episode VII.

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Not a whole lot has been set in stone for Episode VII, though Jonathan Rhys Meyers is rumored to be in talks to star.

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Clearly, a lot of big Hollywood names will be gunning for roles in Star Wars Episode VII. But some are more excited than others.

Total Films compiled a video of interviews with some big stars talking about J.J. Abrams and whether or not they'd accept an offer to be a part of Episode VII. There's Mila Kunis, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz, Joss Whedon, Eli Roth, Mark Wahlberg, and tons more.

You may be surprised to hear who is less excited about the idea of being part of a timeless franchise. Check out the video to see for yourself:

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For the latest movie news, turn to Mark Hamill himself apparently.

The last Jedi standing recently opened up to ET about his possible return to Star Wars in Episode VII, and weighed in on many other topics regarding the film.

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Hamill says there aren't any deals in place for himself, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford returning to Star Wars yet, but Lucasfilm is negotiating with them.

"They're talking to us," Hamill said, and they have for some time.

"George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested. He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts."

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Harrison Ford will likely reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII, the next installment of the iconic franchise, according to reports!

Rumors that Ford would be returning, along with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, look to be the real deal.

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Hammil and Fisher met with Lucas last year to discuss the new film, which takes place some time after the events of Return of the Jedi (Episode III).

It's unclear what roles Han, Luke and Leia will have in the next trilogy, but Solo is also reportedly the focal point of one of two potential Star Wars spinoffs.

A Han Solo movie and a Boba Fett movie are being planned along with Episode VII, which is set for a 2015 release and will be directed by JJ Abrams.

Are you excited that Harrison Ford & Co. are back on board?

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