J.J Abrams Confirms Star Wars: Episode VII Script Is Complete!
J.J Abrams provided Star Wars fans with the news they all wanted to hear this weekend, announcing that the script for Star Wars: Episode VII is complete with filming expected to start in May of this year.
"We're working really hard, we've got our script and we're in deep prep." Abrams told The Wrap. "Full steam ahead, y'know."
Abrams also commented on the incredible level of rumor-mongering surrounding the highly anticipated Star Wars picture saying:
"There've been so many of them. It's amazing to see how many there are. But it's sweet because it shows that there's an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there. But it is an incredible thing to see how many crazy things get thrown out that people often then write commentaries about. How happy they are, how disappointed they are about something that is completely false. It's a lot of noise frankly."
However, Abrams also revealed there is one rumor that isn't 'Noise' and that is the report that Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons has been in talks with Abrams and co. regarding a role in Episode VII.
"He is one of the actors that we've talked to, yeah" said Abrams. "But, you know, it's not often I read about actors that i'm going to be meeting...that I get to read about actors who are going to come in. And so I get to see someone and say 'Oh, I read that I'm going to see you.' It's usually agents talking to people about what's happening."
So it would seem that all is well in the House of Mouse (and Bad Robot). The news that the script is complete will allay any fears of Episode VII's release date being pushed back further and an estimated production start date of May this year should give the Bad Robot gang plenty of time to get things polished up in time for their December 2015 release.