Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway as part of part of an ongoing Hollywood Masters series held at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles. Horn revealed some information about Star Wars Episode VII including casting choices, the current state of the script and that the film has already started filming.
Discussing the cast of Star Wars Episode VII, Horn stated:
“We have a lot of them [Star Wars Episode VII actors in place]… we’re just not completely done yet.”
Horn noted that there had been some complications with getting the script for Star Wars Episode VII right, but went on to state that the rewrite by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams is now complete. Horn then went on to explain that the seventh Star Wars film will be set immediately after Return of the Jedi:
“where 6 left off — and where 6 left off is 35 years ago by the time this is released.”
The entire interview can be watched below including the revelation that Star Wars Episode VII has started filming: