http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/jul/29/star-wars-episode-vii-cgi It looks like there will be actual efforts put into filming EP7 the way it was done 30 years ago. I have re-watched Super 8 last week-end and I am still atonished how this movie is fantastic as an exercise in style of every Spielberg movie ever. I Am myself from the same generation as JJ, and pretty sure he will go full "Exercise in Style" on EP7 on how Sci-Fi flicks were done late 70s early 80s. I am pretty enthousiastic about it since the best sci-fi movie I have seen in recent years was done the same way (District 9). My point is: Episode II : Attack of the Clones has set the table how Sci-Fi movies would be filmed in the last decade (Avatar being the Apex). I think Episode VII have the commercial power to start a trend of "old school" Sci-Fi, with real sets and locations, craftmanship, models and masks. In my very humble opinion, and that is why Avengers and Man of Steel didn't work for me: I think people got desensitized by CGI.