On October 30, 2012 it was announced that The Walt Disney Company (Disney) had purchased Lucasfilm and all of it's departments and intellectual property.
It was further announced that in 2015, Star Wars: Episode VII would be released. Episode VII will be followed by episodes VIII and IX as part of an all new sequel trilogy based on original story concepts created by George Lucas.
Lucas will not be writing or directing the new trilogy, but will serve as a creative consultant. New Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy will serve as Executive Producer on the new Star Wars films. It has been confirmed that Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine) will be writing the script, J.J, Abrams will be directing and frequent collaborator of his Bryan Burk will be a producer on the film. Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg (Star Wars Rebels) will be scripting other Star Wars films will serve as creative consultants along with Lucas. At Celebration Europe II it was announced that composer John Williams would return to score the film.
Stay tuned to this page as more details emerge on the next Star Wars film!
Director: J.J. Abrams
Writer: Michael Arndt
Executive Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Tommy Harper*
Producers: J.J, Abrams, Bryan Burk
Co-producers: Ben Rosenblatt*
Creative Consultants: George Lucas, Simon Kinberg, Lawrence Kasdan
Cinematographer: Daniel Mindel*
Film Editors: Maryann Brandon*, Mary Jo Markey*
Costume Designers: Michael Kaplan* , Nigel Egerton* (assistant costume designer)
Production Manager: Simon Emanuel* (unit production manager)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director: Tommy Gormley* (first assistant director)
Concept Artists: Doug Chiang, Iain McCaig
Musical Score: John Williams, Conrad Pope* (orchestrator)
Rumored or unconfirmed crew members denoted with an "*"