New "Star Wars" Production Has Already Begun!

Posted Sunday April 6, 2014 4:44 PM GMT

As speculation surrounds JJ Abrams's re-invigoration of the "Star Wars" saga, it turns out that filming is already underway!

Attending the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hit his audience with some surprising details.

"We're actually shooting some of it now," Horn said. "It's actually there now. It's all about the screenplay. It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay."

Explaining that the story takes places 35 years after the original film, and is set for release in December 2015, Horn said of the casting, "We have a lot of them, it's not completely done yet," finally joking, "Patience you must have!"

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