The Walt Disney Studios have announced that the next Star Wars movie is schedule to arrive in theaters on December 18, 2015.

“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk  producing.  John Williams is returning to score the movie.

via Star Wars

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  1. Jared Agan
    November 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm — Reply

    No, NO, NOO, NOOOOO! Oh and did I mention No? Ugh this makes me mad. My dad and I have had a tradition since episode 1 (I was not around for the original trilogy) to see the new Star Wars movies in theater for my birthday, which is in May, but now they want to push the release out. As far as I remember the original movies were also released in May so this is just hurtful for me.

    • November 8, 2013 at 10:57 am — Reply

      I am actually glad that they are bucking tradition and not going for the summer blockbuster. 10 Days before Christmas means that the geeks will see it as soon as it comes out, then will see it again during Christmas break with family, friends or children.

  2. gary
    November 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm — Reply

    “… and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi).”

    This pleases me.

  3. Jared Agan
    November 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm — Reply

    yes at least thus far we can rely on good writing based on these to names, I am really looking forward to it and cannot wait to see the first shots and trailers.

  4. November 8, 2013 at 7:43 am — Reply

    What worries me is if Abrams destroys the EU with some McGuffin all to move to the next scene like he did in Into Darkness. He seems to not care about the franchise if it makes for what he thinks is good story.

    • November 8, 2013 at 11:02 am — Reply

      In defense of Abrams, he rebooted the franchise quite well in my opinion. With that stated, the conventions of previous iterations did not need to apply making the Star Trek Universe a blank slate with only a brief story in the franchise and little to no destruction of a previously stated Fictional Universe’s edicts.
      Unless Star Wars is a complete reboot, he will need to follow convention closely as I am certain he will. (Expanded universe books do not count in Star Wars so get ready for nerd rage.)

      • b003
        November 9, 2013 at 12:06 am — Reply

        I don’t want price scanners on my starships or engine rooms that are beer bottling plants. Casting is the only thing I think he can do right. Karl Urban’s McCoy is spot on.

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