Is STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Already Underway in Cairo?


After the recent report that the shoot is set to start on May 14th in Morocco where the film will film for two weeks, it looks as though the Star Wars: Episode VII sequel may already be on location in Cairo.

First, Jedi News sources provided info that Star Wars sequel is already filming in Cairo and they also claimed that shooting is “expected to be take place at some point in Abu Dhabi, though no further details were provided on that location.”

star-wars-episode-vii-promo Now comes word on this from Disney Chief Alan Horn that they’d already begun shooting sequences for EpisodeVII. Disney Studios chairman revealed in an interview with THR that episode 7 in the nine-picture franchise has “already begun filming and most of the cast is now in place for the movie.”

Horn added,

“We’re up against it. But also it’s the screenplay, because it has to be…you know, this is Episode VII, so there’s IV, V, VI, and this is VII, so it takes off where VI left off, and where VI left off is 35 years ago… It’s all about the screenplay. It has to be screenplay, screenplay, screenplay.”

When asked if the script wasn’t quite there yet, he replied,

“It actually is now.”

You can check a video interview with Alan Horn below.

According to Ryan on Yahoo Movies, “recent reports from Pinewood also suggest some added secrecy at the world-class studios.”

A friend was at Pinewood yesterday. SW production has moved in. JJ Abrams is there. All LFL windows have been covered with reflective glass.
– Ali Arikan (@aliarikan) March 29, 2014

We’ll have to treat it as rumor until confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm, but this news should help overcome fears that the film won’t be done in time. Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to open on December 18, 2015.