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Discussion Filming to begin early next year

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Kuestmaster, May 6, 2013.

  1. Kuestmaster

    Kuestmaster Jedi Knight star 2

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  2. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    No shock there. No way would they be able to film this year like some fans wanted. Early next year gives them enough time to get the casting, filming locations, script and all that fun stuff done without rushing too much.
     
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  3. facebook

    facebook Jedi Knight

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    I'm surprised they didn't use May the Fourth for an announcement that there will soon be an announcement. That's what I'd do if I were Disney. Tell the fans "yes, we will film this soon, and we'll let you know when in a few months!"
     
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  4. Ridley Solo

    Ridley Solo Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh, good. Filming next year. What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall!

    I HOPE we get a casting announcement soon! Then again once we have the cast nailed down I'm going to go into hiding to avoid spoilers until the trailers are released, so...:p
     
  5. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Master star 3

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    If its not filming until early next year I wouldn't expect any casting announcements until very late 2013 or early 2014 (unless they decide to announce Hamill, Fisher, and Ford early for promotional purposes or something), so don't get your hopes up for casting any time soon.
     
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  6. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    This doesn't shock me at all. With Episodes 2 and 3 filming started normally about a year/year and a half before the projected release date.
     
  7. Hopalong Hutt

    Hopalong Hutt Jedi Youngling

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    At least now we have an idea of when filming will begin :)
     
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  8. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, it's great to get even a broad timeline at least. It can't be too long now before they start casting. It will be fun to start hearing those rumors. Or torture. :p
     
  9. Oissan

    Oissan Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Not quite. Shooting for both Episode II and Episode III started 23 months before release, with principal photography being finished about 20 months before release. If they would follow the pattern of the prequels, shooting would need to start end of June this year. Definately a different approach this time around.
     
  10. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    That's the classic Disney approach they take with Marvel too. Avengers began filming less than a year before it was actually released, and Avengers 2 is beginning filming around the time Episode VII is going to be released.

    Can't wait for the blurry set pictures!
     
  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    They should just do it all at the last minute.
     
  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Good to get some official info on the timeline. I admit that there is a part of me that wondered if this was all a giant hoax. Or that Abrams would change his mind, the movie would be postponed "indefinitely," etc.

    That said, I'll also be hiding after casting announcements in order to avoid spoilers.
     
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  13. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    We can begin to solve this puzzle: It was JJ Abrams, early next year, in Scotland, with the candlestick.
     
  14. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wait, isn't Avengers 2 set to release in summer 2015 too? So they can't be beginning filming around the time Episode VII is being released. I had read that Avengers 2 was set to begin shooting in early 2014.

    At any rate, these are remarkably tight timelines in which to make movies like this.
     
  15. Luke Heffernan

    Luke Heffernan Jedi Youngling

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    Yes Avengers 2 will be filming February 2014.
     
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  16. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    So they're basicly filming around the same time. I smell crossover! Or at least some joke video of the Avengers cast vs Star wars cast cause that would be awesome :D
     
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  17. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Master star 3

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    I'm assuming you mean "Episode VII is being filmed", not "released".

    Anyways, they can very easily film The Avengers 2 and Star Wars Episode VII at the same time. None of the talent overlaps, and odds are they will be filming in entirely different locations. Sure, they're both being funded by Disney, but that's about the only connection between the two.

    Also, I wouldn't call it a "tight" timeline. Its average for this kind of movie.
     
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  18. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    He is probably talking about actual filming to began around then. Principal photography will probably began late this year, along with other aspects of production that have to be done before they began filming.
     
  19. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, I meant they would be filming at the same time, that was my point (and I never said they couldn't film both at the same time). I was addressing a post saying they would begin filming A2 much later than I thought they would be.
     
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  20. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    That's what happens when you throw a lot of money at something - suddenly it doesn't take three years to make the same movie.
     
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  21. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    True, but the total cost to make the movie wouldn't really change. In fact, it could actually cost less if you can get it all done in a smaller timeframe. Just interesting, anyway, because it seems like a lot of the steps taken have to be one after another.
     
  22. Darth_Zidious

    Darth_Zidious Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Holy cow! Will this film have any special effects?
     
  23. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm guessing yes. ;)
     
  24. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    Does Marvel movies have special effects? They're filmed similarly. :)
     
  25. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I imagine with the advances in technology since Rots it won't take near as long to add cgi as it use too.