Episode VII Scheduled for 2015

With pre-production in full swing, Lucasfilm has confirmed the release date for Star Wars: Episode VII as Dec. 18, 2015.

"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," says Alan Horn, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, which owns Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi).