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.