JJ Abrams on Star Wars' new date, casting latest

News Simon Brew
27 Nov 2013 - 06:44
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Star Wars: Episode VII director JJ Abrams has been chatting about the decision to move the film back to December 2015...

JJ Abrams has been chatting a little more about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, specifically addressing the move in release date from the summer of 2015 to December of that year. And it sounds, unsurprisingly, that he's quite happy with how things turned out there.

"I will say that it is an infinitely better situation now than when they were saying they wanted it in the summer", he told MTV.

"Before I even came onto the project, before I was brought on, they were talking about 2015 and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand, and I understand why they'd want that, but it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where anyone was creatively", Abrams added, affirming that "to me, the new release date is a huge improvement".

And when asked whether C-3PO was in line for a return alongside R2-D2, Abrams simply replied, jokingly, that "they have different agents!".

Also in Star Wars news, reports suggest that Abrams and his team are looking for a "40-something military man a la Matt Damon in Elysium" as the latest addition to their cast. Who will fill the role, we've no idea. We're guessing it won't be Matt Damon though.

Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas on December 18th 2015.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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