'Star Wars' News: J.J. Abrams Confirms He's Fully Written a Movie-Length 'Star Wars' Movie

January 20, 2014


Letting some rare dribbles of truth hit our bathroom floor of rumors, J.J. Abrams has provided EW with some seemingly-factual statements about Star Wars: Episode VII. "We're working really hard and we've got our script and we're in deep prep," Abrams said, confirming that his screenplay is complete, and that we can stop pushing our ideas for a spooky Death Star haunted by all the ghost jedis.

He also confirmed the rumor about a meeting with Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons, though that doesn't really mean a lot given how many actors Abrams seems to be testing. And he says he's shooting on film, though not on IMAX due to those cameras' reputation for break-downs and noise. "You can't really do intimate scenes with it," Abrams explained, even if that never stopped George Lucas from working with Hayden Christensen.

The director meanwhile dodged questions on whether he's pass on the series to another director, saying, he's "just focusing on Episode VII right now." He similarly avoided the question of his film's length, but did offer, "I promise you it will be movie length." That remains the only real assurance we've got with this thing.

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