has revealed that shooting for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens is set to begin in early 2014.
According to Deadline, the director announced at the Produced By conference this week that he would be moving to London at the end of this year to begin production on the Star Wars 7, after shooting Star Trek Into Darkness earlier this year in LA. He said:
Most likely we are going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the Star Wars movie.
Huh. Abrams also revealed that he was not looking forward to uprooting for Star Wars 7, admitting that the decision to shoot in England "really does make me insane", but continued that he was nevertheless looking forward to putting his own spin on the next installment:
It is so massive and so important to people... I think the key to moving forward on something like this is honoring but not revering what came before.
Amen! Does Abrams' negativity about uprooting sound to you like the beginning of a disappointment; a director who doesn't want to be there to begin with? Or, with his passion for the material and ability to put together a spectacle with enough nostalgia to satisfy the masses, has Abrams got Star Wars 7 in the bag? Sound off below.