Every since the day it was announced that Disney had bought LucasFilm and had plans to make a new Star Wars movie, the rumours came thick and fast. One of the biggest rumours was about who would and would not be directing Star Wars: Episode VII.
However, it was recently confirmed that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams would be staying in space to direct the next Star Wars movie, much to the happiness of the fans of the franchise. Now it seems that J.J. is making sure that he makes his mark on the project early.
Star Wars: Episode VII was initially being lined up to be released sometime in 2015 but it has now been reported that J.J. Abrams may have other ideas and could move the release date to 2016. This could actually benefit the movie, as 2015 is already packed with potential blockbusters, including The Avengers 2, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Avatar 2 and the Justice League movie, to name just a few.
This is currently just hearsay though and there are bound to be plenty more rumours and reports between now and Star Wars: Episode VII finally hitting the big screen. The screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII is currently being worked on by Michael Arndt, while it is rumoured that Chloe Moretz is in line for the female lead.