StarWars.com has confirmed that Episode VII will commence filming in May 2014 and revealed some details about the film itself.
“Disney and Lucasfilm are excited to announce that principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London’s historic Pinewood Studios.
“This will be the first Star Wars film to start shooting in the month of May.
“It has also been confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. No further details on casting or plot are available at this time.
“Star Wars: Episode VII will release in theaters on December 18, 2015.”