There has been a lot of talk about the release date of Star Wars: Episode VII, after it was claimed that J.J. Abrams wanted it pushed back, while Disney did not. It was finally agreed that Star Wars: Episode VII will not open on December 18, 2014 and director J.J. Abrams has admitted that he is glad they could come to some sort of agreement.
Abrams told MTV, "I will say that it's infinitely a better situation now than when [Disney] were saying they wanted it in summer. Before I even came onto the project, [Disney] was talking about 2015, and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand why they would want that, but it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where was creatively."
He added, "So I think that it's a hugely important thing that that come first. And a release date, great, but you have to release something great. So, to me the new release date is a huge improvement."
Now that the Star Wars: Episode VII release date has officially been confirmed, we look forward to getting some official casting news on the movie. Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to go into production early in the New Year.