STAR WARS EPISODE VII Set To Start Filming Next Month; Production Title Revealed

Rumour has it that Star Wars Episode VII has been in pre-production for the past three months and will begin shooting in August. Hit the jump for details on that and to learn what name Disney will be using as a production alias.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/31/2013

According to Jedi News, Disney have signed a filming location deal with Pinewood Studios which will give them studio space there for the next ten years. We already know that Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cinderella and Star Wars Episode VII will all shoot at the iconic location, and the studio clearly has plans to return for possible sequels to them and more besides. However, most interesting is the fact that J.J. Abrams Star Wars movie is currently in pre-production under the pseudonym, "Foodles Productions Ltd". This was registered by Disney UK back in March. The site adds, "that the film has been in pre-production at Pinewood Studios for three and a half months in advance of an August 2013 shooting date. We hear they have block booked the studios for 10 years and that construction of offices and facilities on-site is underway. Also storage space is being located in the local area." With Kathleen Kennedy recently promising a return to old school practical effects, it could be these that they are currently working on. However, will this earlier start give Abrams time to also helm Star Trek 3?
Source: Jedi News
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TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 7/31/2013, 11:20 AM
Hope we get to see the Cantina! I also want a graying Chewy!

Deadpoolwithcomicsans - 7/31/2013, 11:20 AM

FOODLES!

LMAO
JDUKE25 - 7/31/2013, 11:22 AM
Should hear casting news then very soon
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 7/31/2013, 11:31 AM
I'm sure they'll start shooting this year. It's believable. It'll small stuff cause 'm sure they're still whipping the 'Ol crew back into shape but they can start on the small level scenes first.
MarvelsDarkKnight - 7/31/2013, 11:32 AM
ok
CptHero - 7/31/2013, 11:32 AM
And yet no big casting news?
DaenerysTargaryen - 7/31/2013, 11:33 AM
So far no actors have been cast so unless the OT3 are the only actors in this moive then I doubt this movie is filming *unless all they are filming are like landscape shots and things that dont require acting then maybe&*
SnapperCarr - 7/31/2013, 11:34 AM
Chewbacca, C-3P0 and R2-D2 have too return.
KidGoku - 7/31/2013, 11:35 AM
Doubt it, unless they are trying to go super duper incognito. But this is Star Wars, we would've heard if it was in pre production. But I don't doubt that this should be going into production soon. October seems like a more certain time.
KidGoku - 7/31/2013, 11:36 AM
@SnapperCarr

No doubt they will be back. Wouldn't even watch it if they weren't.
IcemanX - 7/31/2013, 11:37 AM
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grifdeadpoolteabag - 7/31/2013, 11:47 AM
No, they don't work on practical effects in pre-production at the sound stage. All that's being done in the individual effects houses.
HelaGood - 7/31/2013, 11:48 AM
YAY to practical effects!!!
TheBeard - 7/31/2013, 11:50 AM
they've already cast Jabba's daughter





WackyBantha - 7/31/2013, 11:57 AM
The evening of 08-10-13 at the D23 Expo. Mark your calendars.
IronAsgaardian95 - 7/31/2013, 12:00 PM
[frick]. Yes.
ManDeth - 7/31/2013, 12:05 PM
Absolute bullshit! Its stories like this that separate the men from the boys!
There are so many flaws in this crap rumor I'm not even going to begin listing them.
ralfinader - 7/31/2013, 12:12 PM
LEVITIKUZ - 7/31/2013, 11:24 AM
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Yea wasn't there a rumor that Justice League would start shooting 2013?

Look how that went.

True, but don't forget to take into account who said and who is saying. WB has backtracked on multiple announced projects in both film and television right before and since the writers strike. In that same time frame, Disney and Marvel have produced what they said they would (even if it flops like Lone ranger or John Carter).
Ramiel - 7/31/2013, 12:18 PM
Has anyone heard the rumor that Ep. VII may possibly take Avengers 2's May date?
Luko - 7/31/2013, 12:34 PM
already??? too soon?? I scent some hoax in it...
charlie2094 - 7/31/2013, 12:41 PM
No way, definitely not true, way too soon. Though the Disney deal had apparently been in the works for a year before announcement, with Disney developing it still before the announcement so...still unlikely, won't believe it until its confirmed.
devil - 7/31/2013, 12:54 PM
bullshit filming next year
Brady1138 - 7/31/2013, 12:59 PM
Never even heard of Jedi News, so...not believing until Disney/Lucasfilm confirms.
MDC - 7/31/2013, 1:08 PM
TheHeat - 7/31/2013, 12:18 PM
Has anyone heard the rumor that Ep. VII may possibly take Avengers 2's May date?

Star Wars has always been a May release since 1977, AoU can take a hike.

Star Wars > Avengers
NovaCorpsFan - 7/31/2013, 1:22 PM
@batz, she could be fugly under that helmet
GrayMatter - 7/31/2013, 1:29 PM
Yeah right. Star Wars VII is going to start filming within the next month, even though it doesn't have a cast.

Right.
NolanKnight - 7/31/2013, 1:37 PM
@Morrow, you know that if she was fugly under that helmet, you'd simply leave the helmet on and still do her.
TayDee - 7/31/2013, 1:56 PM
Is anyone truly excited for this?
marvel72 - 7/31/2013, 2:24 PM
& so it begins. :)
PeterParker1991 - 7/31/2013, 2:27 PM
Pumped about this. A good title: Sword of the Jedi
MOSESivviOC - 7/31/2013, 2:28 PM
i think it went largely unnoticed that screenshots from a LucusArts artbook leaked w/ over 20 cancelled video games that were once in-development, one being "STAR WARS EPISODE VII: SHADOWS OF THE SITH"

potential title leaked???
HeadPool420 - 7/31/2013, 3:27 PM
You guys should hit up some ForceGirls events! Burlesque shows with sexy women dressed up as Star Wars characters dancing and stripping!
inkslinger616 - 7/31/2013, 4:23 PM
@Levi ....yes there was a rumor that Justice League would be filming but you are making the mistake of comparing the folks at Disney with the special ed class that runs Warner Bros.
inkslinger616 - 7/31/2013, 4:25 PM
Production and filming are two completely different things.
StrangerX - 7/31/2013, 5:58 PM
Tip for other studios

Bring back more practical effects, and screw the 3D
Morbius - 7/31/2013, 8:14 PM
It might be BS but still cool if it is true.
JediPhilosopher - 7/31/2013, 11:13 PM
We need more specifics about the movie so we'll have something to complain about while we wait. :P
SimyJo - 8/1/2013, 11:40 AM
Its not bullshit. I've been at Pinewood a fair bit this last year and Disney moving in, acquiring offices and stages and even having new buildings constructed for their ten-year plan - its all old news. Disney/Marvel have a massive presence at Pinewood.

PS: Disney/Marvel are at Pinewood. Warner Bros have a rival set-up at Leavesden Studios for all their films.
Panoramacon - 8/1/2013, 1:25 PM
What are they going to shoot? The walls? They may be moving into the production phase next month, which means casting not shooting. IF that is the case, my guess is the real shooting will start sometime early next year, at the earliest, and if they want to keep their 2015 deadline, they will have to do it in conjunction with post production. In any case, this info dry spell should end soon.
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