‘STAR Wars Episode VII’ has been renamed ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
The latest instalment of the legendary sci-fi franchise – which is set for release on December 18 next year – has received its long-anticipated title according to a post shared on the film’s official Twitter account last Thursday.
The tweet – which also confirms principal photography for the movie is complete – reads, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography. #StarWarsVII #TheForceAwakens.”
Further details surrounding the release of the latest addition to the popular series have largely been kept under wraps, although it is known the film will feature the stars of the original trilogy, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, as well as Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew.
The cast has been supplemented by the additions of Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Max von Sydow and Daisy Ridley.
The revelation is sure to please fans who were left concerned for the future of the movie earlier this year after Ford was injured on set, sparking fears the seventh episode may not be completed on schedule.
The Hollywood icon – who was crushed by a hydraulic door at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in August – was forced to undergo surgery on his leg following the accident leading to the brief postponement of filming.
However, the 72-year-old actor was quick to make a full recovery and filming restarted with no change being announced for the official release date. – BANG!