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Star Wars 7: Disney Confirms 'The Force Awakens' As Title Of 'Episode VII', Scheduled For Release In December 2015

06/11/2014 17:49 GMT | Updated 07/11/2014 13:59 GMT

It’s the news ‘Star Wars’ fans the world over have been waiting for - Disney have confirmed the title of the upcoming seventh instalment in the franchise.

It has now been officially announced that the forthcoming film will have the full title ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’.

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Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the original 'Star Wars' films

Disney, who controversially announced that they would be producing three new ‘Star Wars’ films last year, broke the news on their official Twitter page on Thursday, with a post that shared the series’ iconic logo along with the latest title.

They also revealed that the film, due to hit cinemas in a galaxy not too far away at all (this one, in fact) in December 2015, has now “completed principal photography”.

Filming on the forthcoming release was reportedly disrupted earlier this year, when Harrison Ford - who is returning to the franchise to reprise his iconic role of Han Solo, alongside fellow ‘Star Wars’ veterans Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill - suffered a broken ankle while on set at London’s Pinewood Studios.

As well as its returning stars, ‘The Force Awakens’ will also feature ‘Girls’ actor Adam Driver and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o in unspecified roles.

The new film will mark the first ‘Star Wars’ film since ‘Revenge of the Sith’ in 2005, which starred Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman.

Recently, Ewan admitted that there were some areas of the ‘Star Wars’ fan community who he wasn’t such a fan of, branding those who only want to profit from his autograph as “parasitical lowlifes and f***ing w***ers”.

Photos From The Star Wars Set

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