Lucasfilm today announced that Star Wars
Episode VII will begin filming in May of this year. The StarWars.com statement says
Disney and Lucasfilm are excited to announce that principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London's historic Pinewood Studios.
The statement also reveals that the film is set thirty years after Return of the Jedi
(34 ABY) and will "star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces."
Check out the release, as well as a historic timeline of the first official day of shooting since March 1976, at StarWars.com