'Star Wars' To Shoot in May with New People, Old People

March 18, 2014

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At Disney's annual shareholder meeting today, talk turned to Star Wars, as shareholder meetings so often will, derailing them into Special Edition validity arguments. Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger didn't reveal a lot in the call--not even confirming the widespread news of Adam Driver's villain casting--but here's what he reportedly did let loose.

- We can probably look forward to an end to Star Wars casting rumors within the next month or so, so at least there's that. The film is starting production in May, primarily in London's Pinewood Studios.

- Like the first film, and television's Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Episode VII will be led by "a trio of new young leads."

- But, as has long been rumored, we can also expect "some very familiar faces" to show up remind us how old Star Wars and everyone in it is.

- On that note, the film will logically be set about 30 years after the events of 1983's Return of the Jedi. Prepare for an Ewok village that's unrecognizably gentrified.

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