With script finished, J.J. Abrams will start filming Star Wars Episode VII in May John Stewart January 20, 2014 Film As fans across the galaxy await the premiere of the next Star Wars film, J.J. Abrams did have some good news to share this past Sunday; the film is ready to start shooting. The Director of the next episode, J.J. Abrams, stated that the script for the next Star Wars movie is finally finished and that London would be the next stop for the movie. The film is set to start filming in May, according to a report by USA Today. Abrams stated that was “the current plan,” the director was attending the Television Critics Association winter press tour over the weekend. “We have our script and we’re full steam ahead. Have script, will travel.” Abrams refused to go into details about the film, which is understandable considering the scope of the project. Fans still await more news on the casting of Star Wars: Episode VII, though no information has been officially released at this time. J.J. Abrams co-wrote the script with Lawrence Kasdan, who was also a co-writer on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Though news on the plot is scarce, we do know that Episode VII is set to premiere on December 18, 2015.