Check Out the First Official Photo from the Set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Check Out the First Official Photo from the Set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

May 16, 2014

Production has officially kicked off on Star Wars: Episode VII, and with 581 days until its December 18, 2015 release, we have 581 days left to anticipate the sequel many fans have been waiting their entire lives to see. To celebrate the start of production, J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot tweeted out this first image from the set, revealing a clapboard featuring the title (minus a subtitle) and the names of director J.J. Abrams and cinematographer Daniel Mindel. Oh, it's on!

 

So what do we know about Episode VII? Well, we know it picks up 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and the three lead cast members from the original trilogy -- Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) -- are all returning. Other actors appearing in the film who have been announced include:

John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (a relative newcommer), Adam Driver (HBO's Girls),  Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).

Now that production is underway, what's the next image you want to see? Luke, Han and Leia together in costume? C3PO and R2-D2? Chewbacca holding Han Solo in a bear hug? Sound off below.

 

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