While 2015 will now be missing "Superman Vs. Batman" which was delayed until 2016, we can keep our excitement brewing for J.J. Abrams' upcoming installment of our favorite galaxy far, far away. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is slated to release next December and now we got our first solid confirmation in quite some time; the script is officially done.
Abrams recently spoke about the next installment in a recent interview and shed some light on casting rumors, his desired shooting methods and more "Star Wars" goodies. So much is riding on this next film for fanboys, Disney and Abrams alike. It's one of the biggest undertakings any single director could take on, so you better believe Abrams is moving forward with the utmost care and respect for such a beloved property.
You can check out the full interview below:
Question: Are you close to finding a director for Star Trek 3?
JJ ABRAMS: I’m just focusing on Episode VII, right now. That’s the focus.
Question: Where are you on Star Wars? Is the script done?
ABRAMS: Yeah. We’re working really hard. We’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep. We’re full steam ahead.
Question: Since you’re going to have to start production soon, when might we hear announcements about cast?
ABRAMS: When the announcements happen. But, we’re working really hard on it and it’s quite a thrill.
Question: What are the craziest rumors you heard?
ABRAMS: God, there have been so many of them, honestly. I don’t know. But, it’s amazing to see how many there are. It’s really remarkable. But, it’s sweet because it shows that there’s an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there. It is an incredible thing to see how many crazy things get thrown out that people then often write commentaries about how happy they are or how disappointed they are about something that’s completely false. But, it’s a lot of noise, frankly.
Question: Was the Jesse Plemons report accurate?
ABRAMS: He is one of the actors that we’ve talked to, yeah. It’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting. I get to read articles about actors who were going to come in, so I get to see someone and say, "Oh, I read that I was going to see you. It’s very nice to see you." It’s usually agents talking to people about what’s happening. It’s just a lot of noise.
Question: Would you like to shoot it in IMAX, at all?
ABRAMS: In the right situation, I’d like to use IMAX again. The problem with IMAX is that it’s a very loud camera. It’s a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can’t really do intimate scenes with it. It’s slow. They break down often. Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of that, so there may be a version one day. But, we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film.
What do you make of Abrams' comments? Let us know in the comments section below!
"Star Wars: Episode VII" will hit AMC Theatres on December 18, 2015
Get your tickets as well as theater and showtime information here!
Follow us on Twitter for your daily dose of AMC Movie News! @AMCMovieNews
Follow me @Amirosie