According to Comic Book News on Jan. 19, J.J. Abrams had spoken at the Television Critics Association press tour and revealed that the "Star Wars 7" script is now complete. Abrams also addressed the rumors associated with the film and even though he did speak with "Breaking Bad's" Jesse Plemons about a role in the film, the fact that he's actually in it were just rumors.
“He is one of the actors that we've talked to, yeah. It’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting. I get to read articles about actors who were going to come in, so I get to see someone and say, 'Oh, I read that I was going to see you. It’s very nice to see you.' It’s usually agents talking to people about what’s happening. It’s just a lot of noise".
Abrams acknowledged that the script is done and now are banging on all four cylinders to move forward with the filming.
“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep. Full steam ahead, y’know".
Abrams also addressed the possibility of shooting "Star Wars 7" in IMAX. He has no desire to only because that kind of equipment tends to be unreliable. He contends that they aren't even good for intimate scenes, but that they would like to one day shoot it in a digital format that IMAX would be offering in the future.
“In the right situation, I’d like to use IMAX again. The problem with IMAX is that it’s a very loud camera. It’s a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can’t really do intimate scenes with it. It’s slow. They break down often. Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of that, so there may be a version one day. But, we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film".
He also claims that with so many rumors bouncing about the internet, he is enthused that there's indeed a high interest in the project and that some of the rumors are so zany to the point where its believable, that someone may wind up falling for it.
“It’s amazing to see how many there are. … But it’s sweet because it shows that there’s an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there. But it is an incredible thing to see how many incredible things get thrown out that people then write commentaries about. How happy they are, how disappointed they are about something that is completely false. It’s a lot of noise, frankly".
"Star Wars: Episode 7" is scheduled to be released on Dec. 18, 2015 and is to start filming in spring.