In a recent interview, J.J. Abrams revealed that STAR WARS EPISODE VII will not ignore the films that came before it:
“I think that the thing is so big and so massive to so many people that the key to moving forward is honoring but not reverting what went before.”
Abrams went on to comment about when filming will begin in England:
“Most likely we are going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the Star Wars movie,” Abrams is quoted as saying by Deadline at the recent Produced By Conference held earlier tonight.
STAR WARS EPISODE VII is expected to be released in May 2015.