It's official: There will be a new Star Wars film in theaters in 2015. In an announcement today, Lucasfilm announced that the release date for Star Wars: Episode VII has been set for December 18, 2015, now that pre-production on the film is in full swing. It's good to hear—this news comes after rumors that the film might be delayed a year because of behind-the-scenes drama, so it seems that everything is finally in order if an official release date is being set.
“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
Two more years, everyone. Two more years.