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With filming now complete, Disney is putting the finishing touches on its space opera for the next generation

It's been a wild ride, filled with secrecy, fan bickering over timeline continuity, and even a serious injury to one of its iconic actors, but the Disney Comp.'s (DIS) first installment of the new Star Wars sequel trilogy (Episode VII) is nearly complete.

The company announced on its Twitter Inc. (TWTR) microblogging feed this week that principal photography for the movie had finished.  And as an added bonus it's answered a long-awaited question, revealing the title of the film. Much more work still remains ahead, though, before the space opera is ready to make its cinematic debut.  The movie now enters post-production, the phase where moviemakers commonly edit the raw footage, correct the color of the raw shots, add special effects, and mix in the soundtrack and other sound effects.  Of course in a production as big as the new Star Wars flick, much of the special effects, sound effects, and sountrack production work was likely completed in parallel with the film and needs only be mixed in.

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Star Wars: Episode VII cast with J.J. Abrams (center) [Image Source: Disney]

The new Star Wars film is directed by J.J. Abrams.  Disney is keeping a tight lid on details about the plot, other than to confirm that the classic cast (from Ep. IV-VI) will return and that the film will be set roughly 30 years after the destruction of the second Death Star in 1983's Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi.

The film will be released December 18, 2015.


Source: Disney





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