As usual, the latest "Star Wars: Episode VII" details are just specific enough to qualify as news and just vague enough to maintain the movie's never-ending mystery. Sources confirm to HitFix that director J.J. Abrams was true to his word when he indicated the movie would begin filming in May.
"Star Wars" is slated to shoot from mid-May to September and the bulk of the movie's principal casting has been solidified, with announcements to come, HitFix reports. That means the day is nearing when (fingers crossed!) we learn officially that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will reprise their respective roles.
If the movie wraps in September as planned, Abrams and company will have just over a year to prepare for the Dec. 18, 2015, release. Shooting will take place at London's Pinewood Studios, which has played host to the "Hobbit" trilogy, the final two "Harry Potter" installments and many other films.
This latest news means we should find out the casting fate of rumored stars Michael B. Jordan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan, Jesse Plemons, Adam Driver, Gary Oldman and many others. Here's hoping that Judi Dench lands a role.
Related on HuffPost:
Every Friday, HuffPost's Culture Shift newsletter helps you figure out which books you should read, art you should check out, movies you should watch and music should listen to. Learn more