'Star Wars Episode VII' to open December 2015

Disney and Lucasfilm said the highly anticipated seventh Star Wars film, directed by J.J. Abrams, will open December 18, 2015.

Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion last year, and immediately announced it would produce "Star Wars: Episode VII." That film has now been slated for a December 18, 2015 opening date. Lucasfilm

If you're getting tired of waiting for "Star Wars Episode VII," you're going to have wait a bit longer -- two years, one month, and 11 days, to be precise.

In a statement Thursday afternoon, Disney and Lucasfilm said that "Episode VII," which will be directed by J.J. Abrams , will open in theaters on December 18, 2015.

"We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for 'Star Wars: Episode VII,'" Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in the statement, "where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture."

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