It feels like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away that Disney first announced we would be getting a Star Wars movie every two years starting in 2015, but today brings a big Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens update; the movie has now got a production title and a start date for filming.
According to the excellently named Jedi News (where I imagine all employees are dressed like Obi-Wan Kenobi, practicing Jedi mind tricks on the interns) filming will kick off on Star Wars 7 at the iconic Pinewood studios this month (August) under the intriguing working title Foodles Productions Ltd. The site also claims that the movie has been in pre-production for the past three months, and that they've block booked the studios for the next 10 years.
That's commitment folks.
Despite every actor working in Hollywood seemingly being linked to the movie, there's still been no official word on the casting so I do wonder what exactly is going to be filmed in the next few weeks. That being said executive producer Kathleen Kennedy promised that Star Wars 7 would return to its practical effects-driven roots, so perhaps the first few weeks of filming will focus on recreating the Star Wars universe.