The next Star Wars film now has an official subtitle: The Force Awakens.
Disney has announced through a tweet that Star Wars Episode VII will be called Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The upcoming space opera is set approximately 30 years after Return of the Jedi and is being produced by Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Pictures (Lucasfilm's parent company), and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. Abrams is also directing.
Along with confirming the name of the seventh installment in the Star Wars film series, Disney said principal photography is now complete. That's a phase of film production in which the movie is being filmed, with actors on set and cameras rolling. Principal photography began in May and took place in Abu Dhabi as well as Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Star Wars creator George Lucas is serving as a creative consultant, and few of the actors starring in the film include original cast members such as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong, Miltos Yerolemou, Greg Grunberg, and many others also have unspecified roles.
The Force Awakens is scheduled for release on 18 December 2015.