It has now been officially announced that the forthcoming film will have the full title ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’.
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”.
— Disney (@Disney) November 6, 2014
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.
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”.