Star Wars fans can start to get excited. According to director J.J Abrams, the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII is complete.
The director revealed today that not only has the script have been finished for the next instalment in the popular saga, but that they are “deep in prep” and ready to travel to England in May to start shooting. He refused to further comment on what will take place in the film, by stating that “We can’t talk about story yet,”.
He also addressed recent rumours of Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) being cast in a lead role. Although Abrams confirms that Plemons has auditioned, he refused to disclose whether or not Plemons is actually part of the film. As far as any other casting, he said they will come “soon, and I look forward to that so that we can get past it and we can get on with it.” If rumours are to be believed, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford might make an appearances in the upcoming film.
When asked about working on the much-anticipated film, Abrams described it as “thrilling. But it’s a lot.”
In November, Lucasfilm announced that Episode VII, would open in theatres in December, 2015.