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J.J. Abrams was on hand to promote his upcoming TV series, Believe, at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour today – and he had a few updates regarding Star Wars Episode VII.

First up, he said that the script is complete and that production is well underway.

Secondly, he confirmed reports that he had met with Breaking Bad actor, Jesse Plemons:

“He was one of the people we spoke with… It’s not often I’m reading about actors I’m meeting. I read articles about meeting with actors and then when I see them it’s like, ‘Oh, I read I’m going to be meeting with you!’ It’s usually agents talking with people about things.”

He also commented on all the rumors swirling around as being “sweet” because it shows how much people care about Star Wars – but added that they amount to “a lot of noise.” Most news starved fans would probably share that sentiment right about now!

When asked about Episode VII being shot with an IMAX camera, he said that would be unlikely this time around, and that the movie will be shot on film.

(Source: IGN)

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  1. Aaron Harris
    January 21, 2014 at 04:27 Reply

    This is all great news! I’m happy things seem to be moving along. I still think we will be getting some casting news by the end of February. Plus, am I the only one who is happy they aren’t shooting IMAX? I haven’t been sold on the IMAX and 3-D gimmicks Hollywood has been pushing.

    1. Melinda
      January 21, 2014 at 17:39 Reply

      You aren’t the only one, Aaron. 🙂 While I was hoping to see the rest of the Saga in 3-D (because it’s Star Wars, 😉 and I saw TPM in 3-D), I have not been a big fan of either 3-D or IMAX offerings (on a reissue/commercial basis).

    2. Lisa
      January 22, 2014 at 19:22 Reply

      I agree – No IMAX is no big loss. LOL I’m not a big fan of 3-D, either. It’s rarely done well, ya know? Star Wars is awesome on its own. It doesn’t need gimmicks.

  2. Melinda
    January 21, 2014 at 17:32 Reply

    What exciting news! 🙂 I think it’s always best to get it right from the source. 🙂

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