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'Star Wars: Episode VII' begins filming
Somewhere in space, this may all be happening right now...Walt Disney Studios and J.J. Abrams, the man who brought you "Felicity," now bring you an adventure unlike anything on your planet -- "Star Wars."
Actually, it is happening, right here on Earth, where the cast and crew of the Abrams-directed "Star Wars: Episode VII" have officially begun principal photography on the first of three new films.
Abrams' production company Bad Robot tweeted a pic from the set with the hashtag #dayone. Seems straightforward enough.
Shooting is reportedly taking place in both Abu Dhabi (standing in for Tatooine) and at London's Pinewood studios, while a small crew also reportedly filmed some background footage in Iceland.
The "Episode VII" cast includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow, plus such familiar faces/voices as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker.
"Star Wars: Episode VII" opens December 18, 2015.